Tapan Sikdar , a member of the ruling BJP-led coalition Cabinet in the Central Government of India was injured in an attack on him in Barasat District of West Bengal. Stones were thrown into his car and he was injured by the broken glasses of the car in which he was travelling on a Panchayat election campaign. He was attacked by the supporters of the ruling leftist coalition in West Bengal. The communist chief minister of West Bengal Buddhadev Bhattacharya and the Congress chief in the state have criticised the incident.
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