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TMC, BJP Supporters Clash in West Bengal, Police Use Tear Gas to Disperse Them

Local Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters clashed near Shibpur Police Station in West Bengal's Howrah late Saturday evening.

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Updated:April 29, 2017, 9:10 PM IST
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TMC, BJP Supporters Clash in West Bengal, Police Use Tear Gas to Disperse Them
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Shibpur (West Bengal): Local Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters clashed near Shibpur Police Station in West Bengal's Howrah on Saturday evening.

The two groups reportedly clashed after TMC supporters attacked the BJP workers, who were demonstrating against the inaction of the local police in relation to attacks on its local leaders.

The local BJP leaders have alleged that the TMC supporters attacked them and even the police when they tried to shield them. The TMC leaders, on the other hand, accused the BJP leaders of delivering inflammatory speeches against the TMC leaders and the minority community.

Later, the Police arranged for the safe exit of the BJP supporters from the spot in prison vans.

Supporters, belonging to both groups, hurled bricks at each other, forcing police to use tear gas and lathi charge to disperse the fighting crowd.

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