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Bengal BJP President Sukanta Majumdar Hospitalised After Clash Erupted With Police Over Sandeshkhali Incident

Nayan Dwivedi

Feb 14, 2024, 05:23 PM | Updated 05:22 PM IST

BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar sustained injuries during clash with police in West Bengal. (Source: X)
BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar sustained injuries during clash with police in West Bengal. (Source: X)

Tensions continued to flare up in West Bengal between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers and police on Tuesday (13 February), escalating the political storm sparked by the recent incident in Sandeshkhali.

In the latest development, state BJP president Sukanta Majumdar was hospitalised after fainting and sustaining injuries during the confrontation with law enforcement agencies.

Majumdar was marching on the way to Sandeshkhali following shocking allegations by local women against Trinamool strongman Sheikh Shahjahan and his associates.

Shahjahan had earlier evaded authorities for a month since an Enforcement Directorate (ED) team investigating a ration scam faced a mob attack during a raid on his residence.

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As reported earlier, the state BJP chief and party workers were staging a sit-in protest outside the police superintendent's office in Basirhat, demanding permission to visit Sandeshkhali.

Meanwhile, prohibitory orders were imposed in the area by the local administration.

In a social media post on X, Leader of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari said, "Dr. Sukanta Majumdar has been injured during the lathi charge by Police, who are applying brute force to stop BJP Karyakartas from reaching Sandeshkhali."

"Dr. Majumdar is also an Hon'ble Member of the Parliament. Mamata Police should hang their heads in shame for manhandling him. I condemn this outrageous misuse of power. I would like to assure everyone that the fight would go on, till the time the last BJP Karyakarta is breathing," he added.

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Nayan Dwivedi is Staff Writer at Swarajya.

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