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Tripura: BJP & Congress workers clash at Banamalipur after attack on Cong meet

An uneasy calm prevails at Banamalipur constituency in Tripura following incidents of attack and counter-attack between BJP and Congress workers on the afternoon of February 26.  Dramatic scenes were witnessed

An uneasy calm prevails at Banamalipur constituency in Tripura following incidents of attack and counter-attack between BJP and Congress workers on the afternoon of February 26.  Dramatic scenes were witnessed in the streets of Banamalipur after miscreants resorted to violence during a Congress meeting.

Unidentified Miscreants wearing helmets and armed with sticks as well as other weapons vandalized the venue prompting Congress leaders and party workers to flee from the spot.

Congress workers including ex-minister Sudip Roy Barman reportedly sustained injuries in the incident. Congress leader Sudip Roy Barman alleged that BJP workers, whom he referred to as goons, were behind the attack.

However, the chaos did not end here. Later the Congress workers who allegedly took charge and retaliated to the alleged attack by BJP workers. Individuals believed to be Congress workers took things into their own hands and attacked BJP’s Banamalipur office. As things took an ugly turn, cops and CRPF troopers rushed to the spot and resorted to tear gas shelling to disperse the irate mob and prevent further violence.

First Published: 26th February, 2022 23:28 IST

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