Stones were hurled at the convoy of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda and party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya when they were heading towards Diamond Harbour area in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district on Thursday.
Besides Nadda, a number of cars, including that of Kailash Vijayvargiya and Dilip Ghosh, were damaged in the attack.
BJP National Spokesperson Sambit Patra in a tweet said, “Our cars attacked in Bengal!! Window panes broken Shri Shivprakash ji,Shri Sanjay Mayukh ji & myself were travelling in this car. One karyakarta in our car is bleeding!!”
“God save our lives!! @MamataOfficial is this democracy??” he questioned.
Several BJP leaders condemned the attack on party president JP Nadda and other leaders.
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in a tweet said, “Attack on our @BJP4India President Hon @JPNadda ji’s convoy & @KailashOnline ji’s car is very deplorable and shameful act by @AITCofficial TMC goons! We strongly condemn this and demand action against the guilty. Is this democracy @MamataOfficial didi?”
Party leader Roopa Ganguly tweeted, “We are witnessing the death of democracy. This is unacceptable. Every single one involved in such an #shameful act will be answerable.”
“This “IS” the true #reportcard @AITCofficial your true face, your #politicalintolerance is exposed Assaulting and murdering #BJP karyakartas, hurling bricks will NOT stop the inevitable,” she added.
BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta tweeted, “I was lucky to not get hurt running the TMC gauntlet on way to BJP event in Diamond Harbour. It says a lot for the mindset of TMC in WBengal that even @JPNadda‘s vehicle is not spared. The assault on democratic politics is complete.”
Earlier in a day, BJP’s West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh alleged security lapse during the party’s national president JP Nadda’s visit to West Bengal. He said he has written a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the same.
“…there exists complete violation on the part of WB Police & administration to ensure full security arrangements for Hon’ble @JPNaddaji, wrote to Hon’ble @HMOIndia@AmitShah on this…,” Dilip Ghosh tweeted.
JP Nadda began a two-day Bengal visit on Wednesday.