The stone-pelting virus that once spread in Kashmir has now started to flourish in another state of the country. It was evident of on Thursday after the convoy of the national president of the country’s largest party BJP JP Nadda was attacked by the stone-pelting gang. In this attack, the glass of all the vehicles in Nadda’s convoy were completely broken.
Nadda’s convoy was attacked at Diamond Harbor in 24 Parganas district, just 65 km from Kolkata. According to the information, two vehicles of JP Nadda’s convoy were passing through the Shirakol turn of Diamond Harbor. There was a crowd of BJP supporters on both sides of the road. In many places, TMC workers also stood with the party flag.
During the passing of the convoy, a large brick was thrown on the vehicles. When the brick was thrown on the convoy, party president JP Nadda, National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya were sitting in the vehicles. Kailash Vijayvargiya was injured in the attack, while JP Nadda survived due to being in a bulletproof vehicle. Vijayvargiya’ driver did not stop the vehicle during the stone-pelting or it could have caused more damage.
The BJP alleges that JP Nadda was the target of the attackers. The party says that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers tried to surround and kill the BJP workers along with stone-pelting. TMC workers also surrounded and thrashed a BJP worker who was travelling on a bike.
Condemning the attack, Kailash Vijayvargiya said that this is the extent of anarchy in the state. “Is this how the national president of a political party is welcomed in Bengal? People should decide in this direction that we till when will we allow an insult to Bengal and its culture.” Everyone, from Home Minister Amit Shah to Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, condemned the incident in West Bengal and sought answers from state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
At the same time, BJP National President JP Nadda said that TMC workers and their goons had left no stone unturned to suppress the embrace of democracy. “This is not going to last long, Mamta ji, your government is going to go and lotus is going to bloom,” Nadda said. He added that no car was left in the convoy, which was not attacked. This lawlessness, which we have got to see, has to be destroyed and democracy has to rise here.
On the contrary, instead of giving any answer to the BJP’s allegations, the Chief Minister of West Bengal has raised a question on the saffron party. Mamta said, “I respect the opposition party, yet if you are not satisfied, I cannot do anything. But what do you guys do with me when I go to Delhi? Whenever I went to Delhi, the people of BJP besieged my house, there was a ruckus outside my house,” she alleged.