CRPF personnel were posted in large numbers near the Bharatiya Janata Party state headquarters here as an agitation and stone pelting by enraged Trinamool Congress activists continued for over three hours over the arrest of party MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay on Tuesday.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Secretary Rahul Sinha said the presence of the troopers, who provide security to him, was bolstered after his party’s state headquarters was attacked by the Trinamool activists.
Rahul Sinha said the media that, "The Chief Minister has instigated the agitation with her comments after the Trinamool MP’s arrest. In this situation, we do not feel secure under the surveillance of state police. I get CRPF protection. For my security, more CRPF personnel have been deputed in view of the ongoing violence".
He further added, "Our workers, who got injured in the initial attack, have still not been shifted to the hospital. Trinamool is trying to terrorise us, but their tactics would not work".
city police said, Rapid Action Force personnel were also deployed to control the situation. Police said no one had been arrested yet in connection with the violence.
State BJP President Dilip Ghosh strongly condemned the attack. Ghosh said that, " This attack was expected. The Trinamool Congress has become scared after the arrest of their Lok Sabha leader and is resorting to violence. This shows who is doing ‘vendetta politics’ in the country."