Actor and BJP leader Rupa Ganguly Tuesday alleged her convoy was attacked by the supporters of Trinamool Congress when she was out campaign for the upcoming Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls in Alipore.
Ganguly was campaigning for the party’s Ward 74 candidate, Paromita Dutta, on Gopal Nagar Road when, as per her complaint to the police, some TMC supporters picked up an altercation over the taking down of two of their party flags from the stage where the BJP rally was being held.
“They attacked me without provocation. My car’s windshield was broken, my driver was beaten up, people who were trying to shoot it on mobile phones were beaten up. Had it not been for the 4-5 police officers there, I would not have returned alive from the place,” she said. Later in the evening, accompanied by BJP national secretary and Bengal observer Siddharth Nath Singh, Ganguly filed a complaint against the TMC workers at the Alipore police station.
TMC leaders, however, said it was the BJP which was at fault. “From what I have seen on TV, Rupa Ganguly was tearing off TMC flags to which area locals protested. None of the TMC workers were involved. She was trying to pull off an act that she does on screen, thinking it will bring the BJP to power. She is living in fool’s paradise,” said state urban development minister, Firhad Hakim.