After sweeping the by-polls in West Bengal, workers of the Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) have resorted to vandalism as they captured BJP offices in various parts of the state and painted them green.
According to the reports, the TMC workers captured four offices of the BJP in Kankinara, Naihati, Madral and Barrackpore after a victory in the by-polls, the results of which were declared on Thursday.
West Bengal: 4 BJP offices in Panpur, Naihati, Madral and Barrackpore of North 24 Parganas district were painted yesterday allegedly by TMC workers who also hoisted their party flags there, after the declaration of results for the state by-election where TMC has won all 3 seats. pic.twitter.com/DH81CklKS7
— ANI (@ANI) November 29, 2019
Reportedly, the ruling party workers also painted the party’s name on the BJP offices and replaced the BJP flags with TMC flag on top of those offices. These attacks on the BJP come after TMC won all the seats in the assembly by-elections in Kaliaganj, Kharagpur Sadar and Karimganj. The celebrations by the TMC workers went overboard as they reached the BJP offices in large numbers and raised slogans.
Ever since BJP made inroads in the state of West Bengal by winning 18 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, several incidents of vandalism and attacks against the BJP workers by the ruling party have been reported.
The recent by-polls in West Bengal had also marred with violence as BJP District President Falguni Patra was attacked and her house and car were vandalised. Patra had accused ruling party TMC for the attack and had alleged that the TMC goons also beat up her party workers when they tried to intervene.
On November 25, during the by-polls in Karimpur constituency of West Bengal, the BJP candidate Jayprakash Majumdar was manhandled, thrashed and thrown in a bush outside the Ghiyagat Islampur School booth. He too had accused the ruling party of the assault.