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Bengal: TMC, BJP workers clash during protest over corruption in Amphan relief distribution

BJP workers have alleged that TMC “goons” allegedly attacked them while they were taking out a protest march against corruption in Amphan relief distribution.

An injured BJP worker. (Photo: India Today/Manogya Loiwal)

Clashes broke out between workers of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and those of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during a protest by the BJP in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas area against the alleged corruption in cyclone Amphan relief distribution.

BJP workers have alleged that TMC “goons” allegedly attacked them while they were taking out a protest march against corruption in Amphan relief distribution. BJP workers have also claimed that they were harassed by police.

“Many people have sustained injuries in the attack by TMC goons. Mobile phones and vehicles of several people have been snatched,” Barrackpore BJP MP Arjun Singh, who was leading the protest, said.

Arun Singh also alleged that crude bombs were hurled at the BJP workers during the protest.

The supercyclone Amphan had devastated major areas of south Bengal in May this year. Protests alleging corruption in relief supply have been unabated for more than a month now.

Widespread protests are taking place in various Amphan-hit parts of Bengal with agitators blocking roads, disrupting work in government offices, postering against leaders to even accusing local TMC leadership of indulging in corruption of Amphan relief.

Districts like North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Howrah, East and West Midnapore have been affected the most with people not getting the required relief distribution as and when needed.

The allegations have been even more serious with many receiving money or compensation without any damage in the property while those which are genuine cases, have been losing out on the same, only because those who received had some political affiliation with the ruling party.

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