Kolkata, July 16: The Bharatiya Janata Party workers on Monday attacked the Civic police volunteers at Chowringhee crossing in West Bengal’s Kharagpur, after they couldn’t attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi rally due to heavy traffic on the route.
Earlier in a day, a portion of the tent collapsed as soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi began addressing a rally in Midnapore.
According to the reports, at least 20 people were injured after a canopy collapsed.
#WATCH: BJP workers attack Civic police volunteers at Chowringhee crossing in Kharagpur, earlier today, reportedly after the party workers couldn't attend Prime Minister's rally in Midnapore due to heavy traffic on the route. #WestBengal pic.twitter.com/BM1LIqwh1Z
— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2018
The canopy structure had reportedly weakened due to incessant rain since the morning. It collapsed as a section of the enthusiastic audience tried to climb up to have a glimpse of the Prime Minister who had by then begun to speak.
Modi was also seen instructing security officials present on the stage to ensure speedy and proper medical treatment for the injured.
Concluding his speech, the Prime Minister hailed the audience and said he will remember this incident throughout his life.