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WB: BJP claims 2 party workers injured in police firing over 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan

ANI | Updated: Jun 23, 2019 05:48 IST

Bankura (West Bengal) [India], Jun 23 (ANI): BJP on Saturday alleged that two of its party workers sustained injuries in police firing after they raised 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan at Panchasayar in West Bengal's Bankura district.
The incident happened when a clash broke out between BJP and TMC workers after a group of BJP workers chanted 'Jai Shri Ram' at TMC MP Suvendu Adhikary's public meeting in Bankura.
A 14-year-old boy was also injured in the firing.
Accusing the police of firing at the workers, BJP's Bankura MP, Subhas Sarkar, said, "Police say they resorted to firing to quell the rioting mobs, which is wrong."
The injured have been shifted to the nearby Bankura Medical College and Hospital.
In West Bengal, the slogan 'Jai Shri Ram' has led to several political controversies in the recent past. Even state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had lost her temper more than once over BJP supporters chanting 'Jai Shri Ram' at her rallies. She had accused the BJP of using a religious slogan as a party slogan in a "misconceived manner".
On June 13, over five people had sustained injuries after violence erupted between student wings of TMC and BJP at Arambagh Kalikapur Netaji Mahavidyalaya in Hooghly allegedly over chanting of 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan. (ANI)