Kolkata, Mar 18: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan lashed out Mamata Banerjee Government after a BJP rally was allegedly attacked by TMC workers at Nandigram in West Bengal on Thursday.
“Mamta didi should contest elections democratically. Since morning, when Suvendu Adhikari started his padayatra, due to fear of losing to him and his popularity they are attacking us. On Sonachura Chowk, our young workers suffered severe injuries in the attack," Pradhan said.
“What kind of fair election can happen in Bengal from TMC's politics of such fear, anarchy, hooliganism and muscle power?,” Pradhan questioned.
The Union Minister also appealed the Election Commission to bring in more security forces ahead of polls in the state.
Nandigram is a seat where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will take on her former trusted aide-turned-defector Suvendu Adhikari as her BJP rival.
Voting will take place in Nandigram on April 1 while results will be declared on May 2.