‘We could have been killed’: BJP leader attacked in Bengal’s Jhargram; TMC hits back | India News

NEW DELHI: A violent mob on Saturday allegedly attacked BJP candidate from West Bengal’s Jhargram, Pranat Tudu, during polls for the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections.
The video of the incident showed a mob pelting stones and chasing Tudu and his convoy. Coming under attack, his security personnel swiftly reacted and safely evacuated him from the place.The BJP leader’s car was also vandalised in the incident.

BJP accused Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers of attacking Tudu’s convoy while he was visiting a polling booth in Garbeta area of the state’s West Midnapore district after reviving a complaint that voters were being threatened there.
“We got information yesterday that BJP voters in Monglapota are not being allowed to vote. Due to this, we came to this area to check what was the problem. Here around 200 people attacked us with lathis, stones and some weapons.” Tudu said.
“We could have been murdered if Central forces would not have been there…We did not get any protection from the local police…Didi doesn’t want to impose CAA and make the country into Pakistan,” he added.
Meanwhile, TMC refuted the accusations of BJP and alleged that Tudu’s security person had assaulted and attacked a woman when she was waiting in a queue to cast her vote outside a polling booth at Garbeta, where the incident took place.
Taking to X, TMC said,” “BJP’s Nari-Biddeshi achoron is no longer confined to words; it’s now evident in their actions. From Central Forces outraging the modesty of women to BJP MP candidate, Pranat Tudu’s security physically assaulting a woman waiting to cast her ballot, their onslaught on Bengal’s mothers and sisters grows more brazen by the hour.”
“When the PM himself sets the tone with his misogynistic behaviour, what more can we expect from his underlings?” it added.
Tudu is in the fray from West Bengal’s Jhargram against Kalipada Soren of Trinamool Congress and CPI(M)’s Sonamani Tudu.

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