More than 15 workers including a former minister and CPI(M) MLA Bhanu Lal Saha sustained injuries after BJP supporters allegedly launched an unprovoked attack on the opposition party.
Speaking with reporters, MLA Saha said CPI(M) had taken prior permission to hold a street corner and meeting in front of their party office in Charilam under Sepahijala district.
“With an intention to murder us, they launched an attack and hurled a bomb at us. However some people somehow took shelter but when BJP supporters pelted stones at us, I sustained injuries on my nose and head. Later we entered an ATM where also they attacked us and because of my PG I narrowly escaped”, said MLA Saha while taking treatment at the hospital.
He further informed that more than 15 persons of CPI(M) workers were injured.
Saha has also alleged that BJP workers have also threatened him to kill.
Soon after BJP workers allegedly launched the attack, the CPI(M) workers also retaliated following which the situation turned grim. A large contingent of police and CRPF personnel were deployed to maintain the law and order situation.
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