West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh's convoy was attacked in Cooch Behar on Wednesday. The BJP leader alleged that crude bombs and bricks were hurled on his car and other vehicles in the convoy when he was leaving after attending an election gathering in Sitalkuchi area.
BJP's Bengal unit shared photos of damaged vehicles on its official Twitter handle.
"I was in Sitalkuchi, Cooch Behar for poll rally... while it was going on, people returning in vehicles from Mamata Banerjee's rally threatened our workers, showing them sticks, creating tension. Amid this, Police beat up our workers," Ghosh said.
"Later when our people started leaving, Police asked us to stop for a while. When I started leaving, Police left me and went away. I was then surrounded by hundreds of people who attacked us with sticks and bricks. I was injured, many vehicles were also vandalised," he added.
Ghosh claimed that a few people waving Trinamool Congress flags hurled crude bombs, bricks, stones at him. The leader said that he has suffered injuries in his shoulder in the attack.
West Bengal, where Assembly elections are being held in eight phases, has been witnessing rampant political violence with both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress accusing each other. Three phases of voting have concluded and the rest five are scheduled to be held on April 10, 17, 22, 26, 29. Counting of votes to be will be done on May 2.