Union Minister of State for Home Nisith Pramanik’s car was allegedly attacked by supporters of the ruling Trinamool Congress at Dinhata in West Bengal’s Coochbehar district on Saturday.
The car’s windshield was cracked in the stone pelting allegedly by TMC supporters who also showed black flags to the minister.
Pramanik said, “The police are acting as mere spectators and shielding the perpetrators of violence. People of the state are witnessing what is being done by TMC supporters in the state”.
The minister, a Member of Parliament from Coochbehar, alleged that TMC was sheltering miscreants.
West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar said if a Union Minister is not safe in the state then think about the condition of others.
Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari condemned the attack and alleged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s “goons” are roaming free in state.
I condemn the cowardly attack on Cooch Behar MP & MOS @HMOIndia Shri Nisith Pramanik at Dinhata.@WBPolice personnel were mute spectators. A Central Home Minister (MOS) isn’t safe in WB as ‘Mamata Goons’ are roaming free & have been given a free hand before Panchayat Elections. pic.twitter.com/fs6Wm2Tb9P— Suvendu Adhikari • শুভেন্দু অধিকারী (@SuvenduWB) February 25, 2023
“Since today morning, tension was prevailing in Burirhat area of Sahebganj PS over the issue of visit of MOS Nisith Pramanik at the house of BJP supporter at Burirhat bazar. Since morning, TMCP supporters gathered at their Burirhat Party office to show black flag. At about 12/30 hrs, MoS visited to the area and after sometimes, proceeded towards Dinhata.
But after 10 minutes, few BJP supporters came to the spot with lathi, stones and bricks. OC Sahebganj PS along his team (under the guidance of SDPO) tried to stop them and also advised them not to proceed towards the TMCP crowd. But they declined and started pelting stones. In the mean time, police tried to restrain both the parties to disperse them from the spot, and fired stun shell inorder to restrict them. At present, all the supporters of both sides left the PO. Now area under control. Keeping close watch over the issue,” police said.
With inputs from News18