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Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma came under attack in West Bengal’s Medinipur district on Tuesday evening
Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma came under attack in West Bengal’s Medinipur district on Tuesday evening|Twitter
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Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s convoy attacked in Bengal

In a series of tweets, the BJP leader says how he and state party chief Dilip Ghosh were ‘mercilessly attacked’ by TMC ‘goons’ in Purba Medinipur district

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Khejuri: Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh's convoy was allegedly attacked at Khejuri in West Bengal's Purba Medinipur district on Tuesday.

In a series of tweets, Sarma said he and Ghosh were "gheraoed" and "mercilessly attacked" by West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee's "goons" in Khejuri Lok Sabha constituency.

Sarma said the TMC "goons" blocked the roads even as the West Bengal police stood "mute spectators" in the entire episode.

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"We are at Khejuri in Kanthi LS constituency and attacked mercilessly by @AITCofficial goons. Many of our workers are injured even as @MamataOfficial goons gheraoing and abusing us. @BJP4Bengal President @DilipGhoshBJP and I are stuck," he tweeted at 8.04 pm on Tuesday.

A few minutes later, Sarma tweeted: "While reinforcement from @crpfindia has arrived, the violent #TMC goons are not allowing the forces to rescue us. @AITCofficial cadres shouting and abusing everyone. Scene here is scary!"

Giving out more details, Sarma later tweeted: "TMC goons have blocked the roads on both sides, even as West Bengal Police personnel standing like mute spectator. I am appalled at such brazen abuse of power by @MamataOfficial whose people have thrown all democratic norms to gutter. Is this the #NewIndia that we dream of?"

Sarma, in another tweet, informed how CRPF personnel helped them "gradually move" from the place.

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"The @crpfindia personnel are helping us to gradually move away from here. Three .@BJP4Bengal workers are taken away by .@AITCofficial goons in front of police / Kultha Bazar, under PS Khejuri and kept in TMC union office. Goons have damaged 20+ motorbikes," he tweeted.

The BJP leaders’ convoy was attacked in Khejuri Lok Sabha constituency on Tuesday evening
The BJP leaders’ convoy was attacked in Khejuri Lok Sabha constituency on Tuesday evening
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