Darjeeling MP Raju Bista in a press release alleged being attacked along with BJP and GJM (Gorkha Janmukti Morcha) workers by a group of 80-100 TMC goons en route to Sinji in Kalimpong today.
West Bengal: Darjeeling MP Raju Bista issues a statement, alleging that he, along with BJP and GJM (Gorkha Janmukti Morcha) workers, was attacked by a group of 80-100 TMC goons while he was going to Sinji in Kalimpong today. pic.twitter.com/JC3iIoH9BI
— ANI (@ANI) October 22, 2019
In the press release, Bista confirmed that his convey had reached Mandir Khola, Char Pul in Sinji when the goons which he alleged, attacked them at the behest of Mamata Banerjee, stopped their way. The men who were allegedly drunk initially shouted slogans, soon launched a physical attack at Bista and his men. The goons used Khukuris, knife and other sharp weapons and also resorted to stone-pelting, confirmed the MP’ office.
Many BJP workers and GJM party workers, which is BJP’ alliance partner in Darjeeling, were severely injured in the attack.
The MP also accused the West Bangal police of being mute spectators to the entire incident. He alleged that the assault was pre-planned by hired goons brought in from outside. Bista said that such a calculated attack could not have been possible without the tactical support of West Bengal police which has been working like puppets in Mamata’ regime.
The BJP leader furthered that despite the fact that his office had asked West Bengal Home secretary and West Bengal Director General of Police to ask the Kalimpong police to make adequate security arrangements for his convoy and the former two giving his office assurance for the same, the arrangements were inadequate.
He accused that this was the second time in less than a month that an ambush was organised against him, while WB police watched over like mute spectator.
The MP in his press release, throwing light on Mamata’ ‘goonda raj’ in West Bengal pledged to not give in to the bully tactics of TMC and vowed to free the glorious land of Dal Bahadur Giri, Ari Bahadur Gurung, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Swamy Vivekananda and Rabindranath Tagore rid of this undemocratic, dictatorial and murderous TMC party.