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TMC turncoat Rajib Banerjee shown black flags in Bengal's Domjur constituency

Several agitators, holding posters that referred to Banerjee as a "traitor", also blocked his way and raised slogans against him, prompting the police to mildly lathicharge them, the sources said.

Published: 21st March 2021 04:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st March 2021 06:46 PM   |  A+A-

BJP leader Rajib Banerjee during his door-to-door campaign for West Bengal Assembly polls, in Howrah district, Sunday

BJP leader Rajib Banerjee during his door-to-door campaign for West Bengal Assembly polls, in Howrah district, Sunday. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

HOWRAH: Former Bengal minister and BJP's assembly poll candidate from Domjur, Rajib Banerjee, was on Sunday shown black flags by TMC supporters in the constituency, when he was out campaigning from door to door with other activists of his party, police sources said.

Several agitators, holding posters that referred to Banerjee as a "traitor", also blocked his way and raised slogans against him, prompting the police to mildly lathicharge them, the sources said.

The BJP nominee, on his part, said the "TMC workers had hurled stones at saffron party activists".

Banerjee, a former minister in the Mamata Banerjee cabinet, quit the TMC in January to join the BJP.

He won the Domjur constituency as a TMC candidate twice -- in 2011 and 2016.



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