KOLKATA: Hours after BJP nominee from Behala West Srabanti Chatterjee hit the campaign trail, the saffron brigade has claimed their workers were attacked at Buroshibtala.
BJP’s local mandal president Dipankar Banik claimed they were attacked as soon as the Trinamool supporters saw their digital campaign vehicle reach the Janakalyan Sangha.
Ward 118 coordinator from Trinamool and senior leader Tarak Singh said, “It was a minor altercation between local traders and a few party workers over parking. BJP is trying to take mileage over a non-issue. There was a minor push-and-shove and nothing beyond it.”
BJP supporters later trooped down to Behala police station and Srabanti visited the spot as well. Cops said initial probe found there was a minor altercation. “However, since there is an allegation, we will probe the case in depth,” said an officer.
Srabanti’s presence at the spot added importance to the incident. Police sources said they are searching for videographic evidence of the event.
Srabanti said, “I am excited and I am getting support here.”