Stone-Pelting, Clash During Mithun Chakraborty’s Roadshow In West Bengal’s Midnapore

New Delhi: Some persons hurled stones during a roadshow of actor-turned-BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty. There was also a clash in West Bengal’s Midnapore town on Tuesday, PTI reported, citing the police.

The veteran actor was campaigning for Agnimitra Paul, the BJP candidate for the Midnapore Lok Sabha seat, where polling will be held on May 25.

Paul has accused Trinamool Congress workers of hurling glass bottles and stones at the procession, a charge denied by the ruling party in the state. Both Chakraborty and Paul were unharmed in the incident. The roadshow began at Collectorate More and proceeded towards Keranitola. Hundreds of BJP supporters raised slogans, and Chakraborty, with Paul beside him, waved to the crowds from a vehicle.

However, as the roadshow reached the Shekhpura More area, some persons standing on the roadside hurled stones and bottles at the procession. Following this, BJP workers present at the roadshow charged at them, and a clash broke out. The police, however, said that the situation was quickly brought under control.

“The TMC is scared of swelling support for the BJP and is resorting to such hooliganism. They can stoop so low as to disrespect a legendary actor like Mithun Chakraborty,” Paul was quoted as saying. She accused participants of a street-corner meeting of the TMC of triggering the violence. “Such conduct by those who tried to create chaos in a peaceful convoy is despicable,” Paul said.

The Trinamool Congress denied the allegation that their workers threw stones at the BJP’s procession.

“We don’t believe in such unruly acts. The BJP itself is staging the drama as the roadshow was a flop,” TMC spokesperson Trinankur Bhattacharya said, according to PTI.

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