Bombs hurled at BJP MP Arjun Singh’s house, Governor tweets

The bombs were hurled at around 6.30 am today.

Some bombs were hurled at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Arjun Singh’s house at Jagaddal near Kolkata early on Wednesday. The state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh alleged that the state’s ruling party, Trinamool Congress, is responsible for the attack. However, the Trinamool Congress said that the attack was the fallout of the BJP’s internal feud.

The bombs were hurled allegedly by three men who came in a bike at Singh’s house in Jagaddal, around 45 km from Kolkata. The incident took place at around 6.30 am on Wednesday. Photographs showed marks made by the explosives on the gate of the MP’s house. Singh however, was not home at that time. He was in Delhi and flew back to Kolkata.

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar posted about the incident on Twitter, calling it “wanton violence” in West Bengal that showed “no sign of abating”. He wrote that he expects “prompt action” by the West Bengal Police and had earlier flagged his concern to chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

Dhankhar tweeted: “Wanton violence in West Bengal shows no sign of abating. Bomb explosions as this morning outside residence of Member Parliament Arjun Singh is worrisome on law and order. Expect prompt action (by Bengal Police). As regards his security the issue has been earlier been flagged @MamataOfficial.”