Kolkata, Aug 27 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS) Trinamool Congress and the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) clashed on Friday in the Baghajatin area of south Kolkata, leaving many injured and deployment of Rapid Action Force (RAF).
For once the south Kolkata neighbourhood resembled Kashmir valley as stone pelting mob attacked each other, hurled bombs and police burst teargas shells.
A 12-hour shutdown was called in the area on Saturday following the clash over the election of a chairman of a Borough Committee in the area.
The police baton-charged to disperse the violent political activists of both the sides in Borough 11 and 12 of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) area.
Many, including several policemen, were injured in the clash. A police vehicle was also damaged. The injured included some councillors.
The clash broke out in the morning in the area which falls under the assembly constituency of Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.
The CPI-M has blamed the Trinamool for the clash. “Trinamool is intolerant,” said CPI-M leader Sujan Chakraborty.
“Police did not take any action. It all happened before their eyes. The CPI-M is mad having lost power in the area,” said Trinamool Congress leader Debabrata Majumdar.
Tension prevailed in the area.