Hooghly: In a bid to purify the desecrated bust of Syama Prasad Mookerjee with water and milk, several hundred BJP workers broke into smaller groups and tried to head to the Sreerampore.
They tried to advance in small busts, sporadically. The BJP’s youth supporters were singled out, chased and beaten up by “locals”. The politics of vandalism gripped sreerampore’s busiest stretch for two hours on Friday afternoon as rival party supporters chased and assaulted each other, crippling traffic and business.
There was a scuffle between youth Trinamool supporters and BJP youth wing members in front of the statue. One carrying water from the Hooghly and the other containing the mixture of card, cow milk, cow urine and honey meant for the consecration of the bust .