BJP VP Dilip Ghosh pushed and heckled in Bhabanipur

Kolkata, Sep 27 (PTI):
BJP national vice-president Dilip Ghosh was Monday pushed and heckled by alleged TMC supporters in Bhabanipur assembly constituency, where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in the fray, provoking his security officer to whip out a pistol, as political temperature rose on the last day of electioneering.
The Election Commission has sought a report from the state government on the incident.
BJP MP Arjun Singh faced “go back” slogans by ruling TMC workers while campaigning for party candidate Priyanka Tibrewal.
National TV channels showed Ghosh being pushed and heckled on a road as a posse of security guards tried to shield him. A suspected TMC supporter was seen grabbing a securityman by his collar who swiftly pulled out a pistol to scare away the crowd.
In incident occurred when Ghosh had gone inside a vaccination camp in Jodubabur Bazaar area in the constituency, where by-poll will be held on September 30. TMC supporters present at the spot shouted slogans demanding that he leave, alleging he was campaigning at a state-run vaccination programme.
Ghosh, who was whisked away by his security guards, later alleged TMC supporters “attacked” him without provocation and injured a BJP activist. “We will take up the issue with the Election Commission. What kind of election this is?” he asked.
Sources in the office of the state’s chief electoral officer said the Election Commission had sought a report from the state government by 4 pm. It was not yet known if the state had sent its report to the poll panel or contents thereof.

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