Convoy of Trinamool Congress’s (TMC) nationwide Normal Secretary Abhishek Banerjee was attacked in West Bengal’s West Midnapore district on Friday by Kurmi protesters. His convoy was passing via the tribal-dominated village of Salboni when the protesters attacked it, reported information company IANS. The Kurmis in West Bengal have been demanding scheduled tribe standing for the group and have resorted to protests within the state.
The rear glass of the car of West Bengal minister Birbaha Hansda was completely smashed on being hit by bricks thrown on the convoy by the agitating Kurmi protesters. In addition they shouted “thief, thief” slogans whereas the convoy was passing via the world.
“I personally hail from a tribal background. This isn’t the best way of protest. Now we have been components of a number of actions earlier than. That is easy hooliganism. I’ll see it via to the top,” Hansda was quoted as saying by the information company.
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The minister additionally alleged Kurmi protesters of beating up the Trinamool Congress staff who had been a part of the convoy.
Hansda additionally took on opposition events Bharatiya Janata Social gathering and the CPI-M for “instigating” Kurmi protesters to hold out the assault.
“Trinamool Congress had by no means opposed the motion of the Kurmi group in demand for scheduled tribe standing. Then why is the assault on our convoy. This can’t be the character of any caste motion,” she stated, as reported by IANS.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is meant to deal with a political rally at Salboni space on Saturday, Might 27.
Final month, a number of organisations of the Kurmi group had staged a protest for greater than three days and blocked railway tracks and roads demanding the inclusion of the Kurmi group within the Scheduled Tribe (ST) record.