Barrackpore on the boil: Trinamool-BJP blame game continues, bombs hurled at party offices, alleged firing

Bhatpara, Halishahar and Naihati in Barrackpore of North 24 Paragans district areas were tense yet again on Friday, as Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers blamed each other for unleashing terror in the areas.

In Bhatpara, a BJP office was attacked with bombs hurled and alleged firing taking place. In Naihati, a Trinamool party office was attacked with bombs just outside the main entrance. There was trouble in Halishahar too, as reports of clashes and bombs being hurled were reported from the area.

BJP MP Arjun Singh alleged that the police were unfairly targeting BJP workers and protecting Trinamool goons. Trinamool Congress senior leader and minister in the Mamata Banerjee cabinet Jyotipriya Mullick said that the people of Barrackpore were wary of the terror that Arjun Singh had unleashed in the region.

Clashes have become almost routine in Barrackpore – an industrial belt in North 24 Parganas district in the northern fringes of Kolkata.

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