Angry people deface Indore road with Mamata’s photos after Kailash Vijayvargiya was attacked

Sharing a video on social media, BJP general secretary and in charge of the party in West Bengal, Kailash Vijayvargiya alleged that BJP President JP Nadda’s convoy was allegedly attacked on Thursday in which several BJP leaders including Kailash Vijayvargiya were injured.

The attack was carried out by alleged Trinamool Congress workers who pelted stones at their vehicles at West Bengal’s Diamond Harbour. The BJP leader alleged that the West Bengal administration deliberately did not take any action against the mob.

Following the attack, thousands of people in Indore, Madhya Pradesh came out on roads to protest against the West Bengal government. People set on fire effigies of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Indore.

TMC workers attacked Nadda’s convoy with stones when he was going to attend a party programme at West Bengal’s Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha constituency on December 10. Though Nadda, who was in a bullet-proof vehicle, was unharmed, several BJP leaders, including national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, suffered injuries in the attack.

Senior party leaders including Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan have strongly condemned the attack and held the Mamata Banerjee-led government responsible for the attack. In Indore, Vijayvargiya’s hometown, party workers held protests against the alleged ‘conspiracy’ by the ruling TMC government.

Vijayvargiya took to Twitter to share a picture of vehicles moving over posters of Mamata Banerjee on the road, and promised a reply to bricks with ‘flower’. “Mamta Banerjee is raining bricks on BJP leaders in West Bengal. A conspiracy was hatched to attack party chief JP Nadda, but we have our own policy, we won’t turn away from our policy of tolerance. We will reply to bricks with ‘flower’. Our ‘Lotus’ will offer a new identity to the state,” Vijayvargiya said.

In Bhopal, BJP MP Pragya Thakur called Mamta Banerjee ‘mad’ and said that West Bengal is set to see the establishment of a “Hindu Rajya.” BJP state chief VD Sharma, Home Minister Narottam Mishra and others have blamed Banerjee for the attack on the BJP leaders in Kolkata.

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