TMC, BJP workers injured in Nandigram violence

Wednesday 24th March 2021 07:24 EDT

The friction between Trinamool Congress and BJP in Nandigram escalated into violence last week, leaving several party functionaries on both sides injured and prompting the administration to rush additional security forces to potential flashpoints across the constituency. TMC moved the Election Commission for action against "those who incited violence", suggesting that BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari's rally with Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan was the trigger for the clashes. Police teams worked throughout the night to remove roadblocks set up by local people protesting an alleged assault by Adhikari’s security detail. Trinamool MP Dola Sen was among those who reached Nandigram Hospital to meet the injured. Adhikari visited a hospital in Reyapara, where some BJP workers were being treated.

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