JP Nadda arrives at Diamond Harbour. Everyone in the top leadership of the BJP stood up to welcome him.

Before Nadda’s arrival, the BJP alleged that its workers were beaten up by TMC cadres in Diamond Harbour.

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Banners of the BJP were torn at the venue of Nadda’s programme and some of its workers were also beaten up by the ruling TMC, the state BJP sources said. BJP national vice president Mukul Roy alleged that a “jungle raj” is going on in West Bengal.

BJP town president Surajit Haldar said, “We were putting the flags and banners ahead of the visit of JP Nadda Ji when a group of at least 100 TMC workers attacked us. They have beaten us badly. They also warn me that they will shoot me dead if I didn’t stop this. 10-12 our workers have been injured.”

The clash broke out when party workers were putting flags and banners in the area and a group of TMC workers allegedly attacked them with firearms near Diamond Harbor New Pole.

BJP National Vice president, Mukul Roy, said “Jangle Raj is going to Bengal. Government is only on the name and that too a biased government. Nothing to say more, against this. Workers are being attacked overall in Bengal.”

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Several BJP workers, including BJP town president Surjit Haldar, were injured have been taken to Diamond Harbor District Hospital.

TMC denied the allegations and party leader Soumen Tarafdar said, “This is a false allegation as TMC never does such a thing."

Nadda had arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to take stock of the state BJP’s activities and participate in an ongoing mass outreach campaign, which was taken up ahead of the 2021 assembly elections.