Burdwan: The party office of Trinamool Congress was gutted in a fire at Raina in Burdwan district Thursday evening as the ruling party blamed CPI(M) for the incident.
SP Gaurab Sharma confirmed the TMC office at Maral in Raina area was gutted in a fire and said an inquiry has been launched.
The TMC candidate from Jamalpur assembly seat, under which Raina falls, Ujjwal Pramanik alleged CPI(M) supporters in the area set the party office on fire to create disturbances in the run up to the polls.
However, CPI(M) district secretariat member Uday Shankar Sarkar said TMC had many factions in the area who were fighting each other and it was a case of sabotage by one faction.
Elections will be held in Burdwan on April 11 and 21 in two phases.