Watch: Babul Supriyo attacked by ‘TMC supporters’ in Asansol

Babul Supriyo later took to Twitter, calling his attackers "cowards" and claimed the assailants were "goons of Malay Ghatak".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 20, 2016 7:14 pm
Babul Supriyo, Babul Supriyo attacked, Babul Supriyo TMC workers, Babul Supriyo later took to Twitter, calling his attackers “cowards” and claimed the assailants were “goons of Malay Ghatak”. (file photo)

Union Minister Babul Supriyo was allegedly attacked on Wednesday by Trinamool Congress supporters in Asansol when he was on way to a police station to stage a protest against the arrest of some BJP workers. Video footage of the incident showed an irate mob attacking Supriyo’s convoy. Stones were pelted at his car and one of it appeared to have struck the Asansol MP. Supriyo later took to Twitter, calling his attackers “cowards” and claimed the assailants were “goons of Malay Ghatak”.

“Someone caught this moment on camera!!!!! That big a stone thrown from a distance-COWARDs! I don’t back off in front of goons of MalayGhata,” Supriyo wrote. Ghatak is an MLA from Asansol and also the Labour Minister in the Mamata Banerjee government.

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“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, Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, alleged.

“They also showed black flags. I don’t know why the police allowed the mob to come near my car,” he said.

L N Meena, police commissioner of Durgapur-Asansol, said BJP supporters had planned to ‘gherao’ Ghatak’s house in the Asansol Uttar Police Station area when the trouble began. According to sources, BJP workers were prevented from moving towards the residence of Ghatak which prompted them to proceed towards the Asansol Dakshin Police Station. A clash ensued between the supporters of the BJP and the TMC when the saffron party workers were proceeding for the protest. In all 57 persons have been arrested in connection with the incident, Meena said.

Affirming that that they have the right to stage protests, Supriyo claimed BJP workers were beaten up by the TMC men. State BJP president Dilip Ghosh said his party had yesterday protested against cow smuggling in the area when they were beaten up by TMC workers. Some BJP workers were also allegedly picked up by the police whose release Supriyo wanted to secure. Local TMC leader Shivdasan said the BJP workers should have lodged protest with the administration instead of deciding to hold an agitation in front of the minister’s house.

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    IslamForFools
    Oct 19, 2016 at 3:18 pm
    Jihadi didi, kel dat ugly beech
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      IslamForFools
      Oct 19, 2016 at 5:11 pm
      Prophet mohemmed is butcher of Gujarat, his slaves called Muslims started Gujarat riots, so blew ch000tiya mohemed
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        Eminent Indian
        Oct 19, 2016 at 4:08 pm
        Bangladesh is More Secular than West bengal(India).lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;All Jihadi muslim terrorist were shifting from BANGLADESH to WEST-BENGAL because Jihadi-didi was nurturing them.
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          Eminent Indian
          Oct 19, 2016 at 4:12 pm
          Mamta didi is like Islamic-Bee-queen and all TMC goons are like Jihadi-Worker-Bee
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            Eminent Indian
            Oct 19, 2016 at 4:10 pm
            Mamta didi, ami poode diye bomb fele dibo
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              Eminent Indian
              Oct 19, 2016 at 4:06 pm
              So you are sooooooooooooooooo obsessed with Gujarat, For kind info HINDUS also killed by Muslims jihadist...
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                Eminent Indian
                Oct 19, 2016 at 4:11 pm
                This is Warning for INDIA, west bengal is becoming ISIS headquarter..
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                  hamid
                  Oct 19, 2016 at 11:45 pm
                  The stone throwers are maha-mads and haha-mad's followers. Treat them the same way Israel treat them. CM Mamtaj Begum will lick their feet for votes.
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                    KS KUMAR
                    Oct 19, 2016 at 2:31 pm
                    Mamata's Bengal is having true jungle raj. Al goonds who were in CPM have migrated to TMC.
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                      KS KUMAR
                      Oct 19, 2016 at 3:52 pm
                      When people do not have any points to argue and want to criticise Modi, they rake up Gujarat. People should know that Modi submitted himself for interrogation by SIT consuted by SC and then he was absolved. If you do not know the truth and still wan throw mud that is your privilege.
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                        Mayur Panghaal
                        Oct 19, 2016 at 5:07 pm
                        Finally Feku gang gets a taste of its own medicine..which they were dispensing on toll attendants,lawyers,security guards and common folk.lt;br/gt;This is just a trailer....Feku and gang will face much worse in times to come.lt;br/gt;2017 will be a watershed year for India.
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                          Darshak
                          Oct 19, 2016 at 8:21 pm
                          When lying and deceptions are Virtues, one example out of The Manuals 16:106lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;There are many more.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Repeated lies can transform a civilized human or an entire Votaries to Insanity, live examples are around.
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                            Darshak
                            Oct 19, 2016 at 8:15 pm
                            When lying is a Virtue, taught in the Manuals. Just one example, there are many more.16:106
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                              Chotey lal
                              Oct 19, 2016 at 10:57 pm
                              Bengal voters deserve to be pushed out for voting anti Indian politician. This is only the beginning,
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                                Abir Dey
                                Oct 19, 2016 at 3:10 pm
                                Just as the butchers of Gujarat are let loose all over the country in the name of cow mata, bharat mata....and god knows how many mata they have to protect..
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                                  Sunil Shamanur
                                  Oct 19, 2016 at 6:11 pm
                                  what taste? i know the taste of ur mom's .
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                                    Udaynath
                                    Oct 19, 2016 at 7:09 pm
                                    Getting a taste of their own medicine. The bhakts are elated when things are hurled at a pappu or kejri. Hope this is bitter now.
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                                      Udaynath
                                      Oct 19, 2016 at 7:05 pm
                                      hahah seems to be an expert in that and hope you started with the female members of your family. Hope its not a criteria to be included as a bhakt.
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                                        yazid panauti
                                        Oct 19, 2016 at 8:56 pm
                                        if only u would have NOT traded ur mara for ur politics .. maybe u wud knew ....
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