Trinamool Congress common secretary Abhishek Banerjee and Chief of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari of the BJP focused one another’s fiefdoms on Saturday with their alternative of rally venues. Whereas Mr. Banerjee held a rally at Contai close to the residence of Mr. Adhikari, the latter selected to deal with a gathering at Diamond Harbour, the constituency that the Trinamool chief represents in Lok Sabha.
Whereas panchayat polls within the State are but to be introduced, the general public conferences spiked the political temperatures within the State that are starting to really feel the chilliness of winter. Violence erupted at Hatuganj in Diamond Harbour as supporters of the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) clashed with one another. Automobiles have been set on hearth, a Trinamool Congress get together workplace was attacked, and several other BJP supporters have been injured within the violence.
Each Mr. Banerjee and Mr. Adhikari immediately focused one another at their public conferences. “It was our mistake to trust a single family. I offer my apology for it,” Mr. Banerjee stated, referring to the Trinamool Congress management placing all its religion in Mr. Adhikari’s household. Earlier than December 2020, when Mr. Adhikari joined the BJP, he was a key Minister within the Trinamool Congress authorities and was the ultimate phrase for the get together within the district.
The Trinamool Congress common secretary dared two MPs from the Adhikari household in Purba Medinipur (Contai MP Sishir Adhikari and Tamluk MP Dibyendu Adhikari) to resign and face elections on a BJP ticket. The Trinamool chief additionally took a swipe at Mr. Suvendu Adhikari, saying that he was approaching the courts on the drop of a hat.
“There will be no meeting outside near my house. I am holding a meeting 200 metres away. Later, I will organise a rally only 20 metres away,” Mr. Banerjee stated, concentrating on Mr. Adhikari.
In the meantime, addressing a rally at Diamond Harbour, Mr. Adhikari, who can also be an MLA from Nandigram, stated that his get together supporters have been attacked on the way in which to the venue, and that the decorator who was setting up the stage for his rally was pressured to cease his work.
“They have been no elections here [in Diamond Harbour] since 2016. After 2016, Bhaipho Bahini (nephew’s army) has not allowed any polls. We will show the game in panchayat elections,” Mr. Adhikari stated, urging native get together employees to make sure that candidates are fielded within the panchayat polls.
Mr. Adhikari raised slogans in opposition to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Abhishek Banerjee. He additionally threatened the State’s law enforcement officials and stated that in future, they must work underneath the BJP as in Gujarat.