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Even MLAs not safe in Mamata's 'jungle raj', says BJP after Sonamukhi attack

Sonamukhi BJP MLA Dibakar Gharami and seven party workers accompanying him were injured in the attack, which the BJP claimed was orchestrated by "goons" of Trinamool Congress.

Even MLAs not safe in Mamata's 'jungle raj', says BJP after Sonamukhi attack-VPN
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Kolkata, First Published Jul 5, 2021, 8:16 AM IST
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The Bharatiya Janata Party has alleged that even an MLA is not safe in the 'jungle raj' of "non-MLA chief minister" Mamata Banerjee after one of its MLAs was allegedly attacked by Trinamool Congress workers.

Sonamukhi BJP MLA Dibakar Gharami was attacked at the Manikbajar Panchayat area in the Bankura district.

Seven BJP workers accompanying him were also injured in the attack, which the BJP claimed was orchestrated by "goons" of Trinamool Congress.

Terming the attack as horrific, Leader of Opposition in West Bengal, Suvendu Adhikari, took to Twitter to say, "Sonamukhi MLA Dibakar Gharami attacked by TMC goons at Manikbajar Panchayat area. 7 BJP party members accompanying him were seriously injured alongside others & had to be referred to Bankura Medical College. An MLA is not even safe in the Non-MLA CM's jungle raj."

Meanwhile, the West Bengal police have denied receiving information about any attack. 

The Trinamool Congress, too, has refuted the claims and alleged that Adhikari was spreading lies to defame the government. 

There have been numerous claims of violence post-election verdict in West Bengal.

The Calcutta High Court had last week ordered the police in West Bengal to register the cases of all victims of post-poll violence and directed the state government to ensure medical treatment and ration are provided to all the victims. 

This after the NHRC fact-finding committee informed the court that violence in Bengal post-Mamata Banerjee's landslide victory was not sporadic or spontaneous but well-planned and premeditated.

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