Kolkata: Miscreants vandalised the car of Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan at Panchkuri village in West Midnapore district in West Bengal on Thursday. The minister was on a visit to the area in connection with alleged post-poll violence on BJP workers.
Muraleedharan accused the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) of the violence via a tweet that said “TMC goons” were behind the attack on his convoy.
“I went to West Midnapore to meet party workers who have been attacked and their homes were vandalised. I was moving from one house to another with my convoy and then all of a sudden a group of people started charging towards us and attacked,” Muraleedharan was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
“I am safe, but my driver was injured, few car windows were also smashed,” the minister added.
The Union minister was accompanied by BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha. Sinha claimed that the attack took place despite the presence of the police personnel.