BJP MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo was attacked by alleged supporters of Trinamool Congress during his visit to the district.
A video shows Babul cringing in pain as he is hit by a stone.
Another video from the incident shows the mob trying to overturn one of the cars in the convoy of the MP.
Supriyo, a Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, accused TMC MLA Malay Ghatak of instigating the mob to target him while he was on his way to the MLA’s house to stage a protest. The BJP MP was also trying to secure the release of some of his partymen who were arrested after a clash with TMC supporters over cow slaughter.
“I was going to the police station to secure release of some of my partymen. I was hit with bricks and windowpanes of my car were damaged by TMC workers,” Supriyo alleged.
He expressed surprise at the police’s inability to prevent the mob from reaching his car.
This is what is particularly concerning. The videos are proof that the mob was out of control and was easily able to destroy the car of a Cabinet minister.