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BJP, Trinamool Congress workers clash in Varanasi

Thursday, 8 May 2014 - 5:40pm IST | Agency: PTI

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A scuffle today broke out between Trinamool Congress and BJP workers in front of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) where the saffron party staged a protest over the refusal of permission for Narendra Modi's rally here. The incident took place when Trinamool congress candidate Indra Tiwari was canvassing in the area and reached near the BHU main gate, where BJP leader Arun Jaitley, Amit Shah and BJP workers were staging a protest, police sources said.

When Tiwari was passing from through the crowd where dharna was going on, some of BJP supporters handed her party pamphlets, which she torn enraging them. This was followed by heated arguments between BJP supporters and TMC candidate and her supporters leading to a scuffle. TMC workers alleged that they and Indira were beaten by BJP supporters.

However, police said that no formal complaint has been received so far in this regard.

Modi was yesterday denied permission for holding a public meeting at a venue of its choice here following which the party announced protests while cancelling all his programmes here today.

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