West Bengal MP Attacked With Bombs, TMC-BJP Clash At Suvendu Adhikari’s Rally

Poll-bound West Bengal is seeing numerous cases of political violence with MP Jakir Hossain being attacked with crude bombs emerging as the latest incident in the state

Raghav N

February 19, 2021

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West Bengal Minister of State for Labour Jakir Hossain and his nephew were attacked with crude bombs by unidentified persons on Wednesday evening in the Murshidabad district. The minister was on his way to the Nimtita railway station to board a train to Kolkata when the incident occurred.

Another two people were also injured in the attack. The politician was taken to the Jangipur hospital and will be shifted to a Kolkata medical facility soon. His condition is said to be stable while another injured in the attack is reportedly critical. WB Governor Jagdeep Dhankar condemned the attack through his tweet, writing that violence has no place in democracy. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also wished the injured politician a speedy recovery through his social media post.

Meanwhile in a separate incident, violence broke out at former Mamata Banerjee aide and now BJP minister Suvendu Adhikari’s rally in the Beleghata area in north Kolkata. A clash erupted between the Trinamool Congress workers and saffron party loyalists soon.

The poll-bound state has witnessed several episodes of violence with the Narendra Modi government blaming Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s administration for spreading fear and unrest amongst the region’s population. Not just ground-level party members, even senior politicians including BJP president JP Nadda and West Bengal BJP President Kailash Vijayvargiya have been targeted by miscreants earlier.

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