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Union Minister V Muraleedharan alleges TMC workers attacking his convoy in West Midnapore, shares video

The minister took to Twitter and alleged that the convoy was attacked by 'TMC goons'.

Union Minister V Muraleedharan alleges TMC workers attacking his convoy in West Midnapore, shares video-dnm
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Kolkata, First Published May 6, 2021, 2:11 PM IST
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Amid reports of post-poll violence in West Bengal, Union Minister V Muralidharan's convoy was attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers in West Bengal on Thursday afternoon. The incident took place in Panchkhudi area of West Midnapore.

The minister took to Twitter and alleged that the convoy was attacked by 'TMC goons'.

"TMC goons attacked my convoy in West Midnapore, broken windows, attacked personal staff. Cutting short my trip," Muraleedharan tweeted. Visuals from the location showed men with sticks attacking the convoy of the Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs. Interestingly, the locals are seen attacking the convoy despite the presence of a police escort vehicle.

The saffron party has alleged that TMC-backed goons have killed a number of its workers, attacked its women members, vandalised houses, looted shops of its members and ransacked its offices. The BJP has emerged as the main opposition party in West bengal, pocketing 77 seats.

The development comes at a time when massive political violence has broken out in West Bengal. The BJP has claimed that West Bengal is headed towards anarchy and BJP chief JP Nadda is on a visit to the eastern state to assess the ground situation.

In another related development, the Union Home Ministry has formed a four-member fact finding team to look into reasons for the post-poll violence in West Bengal and also assess the ground situation in the state. The team, led by an additional secretary of the ministry, reached Kolkata today afternoon. Earlier on Wednesday, the MHA had sent a terse reminder to the West Bengal government to submit a detailed report on the post-poll violence and to take necessary measures to stop such incidents "without any loss of time". The ministry had warned that the matter will be taken "seriously" in case the state fails to do so.

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