Kolkata, Dec 03, 2022: At least three people have been following a bomb blast at a Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader’s home in West Bengal’s East Medinipur. The blast took place near the venue of senior TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee’s scheduled rally in Purba Medinipur district, according to reports.
The blast was reported at Trinamool Congress’s booth president’s house in Naryabila village around 11.15 pm on Friday. The house was also damaged due to the explosion, officials said.
"The cause of the blast is yet to be ascertained and further investigation is underway but the impact was so powerful that the mud house with a thatched roof was blown off in the incident," a senior police officer said, according to news agency PTI.
The BJP has alleged that country-made bombs were being prepared at the Trinamool leader’s home. Reacting to the development, BJP national vice president Dilip Ghosh said that "only bomb-making industry is flourishing in the state".
Senior CPI (M) leader Sujan Chakraborty questioned why was Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee silent on such incidents and demanded a statement from her.
TMC state general secretary Kunal Ghosh said it is very easy for the opposition to blame the ruling party in West Bengal without any evidence.