Kolkata, Dec 6: A BJP worker faced the brunt of the ruling TMC for attending Amit Shah's Kolkata rally in West Bengal. Just 3 days after Shah's rally last Sunday, Bishnu Chowdhury was dragged out of his home, allegedly by TMC workers and taken to a nearby pub where he was beaten brutally and was asked to join the TMC.
He was then branded with ‘TMC' on his chest with burnt Cigarette butts when he refused to meet their demands. The victim said that he sent a written complaint to the police by registered post as he was scared to go to them himself. A complaint has also been registered at the National Human Rights Commission.
Local Trinamool members denied any such incident and said that this was dramatized by the TMC party workers. However, the incident has been condemned by opposition parties and civil society.
The TMC and the BJP are known to have been engaged in battles ever since elections, which have cost many lives too. In fact, when the BJP wanted to hold a rally here at the Victoria House, the police is said to have refused giving permission.
The rally finally took place after the intervention of the Calcutta High Court, where Shah openly threatened Mamata Banerjee of ousting TMC from Bengal.