Adhir Chowdhury’s Angry Face-Off With “Drunk” Man On Busy Road

Video: Adhir Chowdhury's Angry Face-Off With 'Drunk' Man On Busy Road

Adhir Chowdhury said “this is nothing but a ploy to stop me”


A group of unidentified youths “stopped” the West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s car in his Lok Sabha constituency Baharampur and shouted “go back” slogan on Saturday.

Mr Chowdhury, who is seeking re-election from the constituency, held the Trinamool Congress responsible for this and alleged that it was a practice started by the state’s ruling party from last year’s civic polls.

“This is nothing but a ploy to stop me. The local TMC is behind this. They want people not to work for the Congress party. This is the same thing they had done during the civic polls last year,” Mr Chowdhury told reporters.

The leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha claimed that a group of “drunken” youths came in front of this vehicle when he was returning home after campaigning in the afternoon.

“They were yelling: Go back, go back!! I stopped and asked them what their complaints were. Initially, only one person was there, but then several others joined him. I realised that it was organised by the TMC. But they would not be able to stop me in this way,” he said.

Mr Chowdhury said he informed the district superintendent of police on the matter and sought his intervention.

The Trinamool responded to the Congress leader’s allegations and alleged it was a “sheer display of hooliganism” by Mr Chowdhury.

“Your thuggery in Baharampur won’t go unnoticed. Your fear of losing elections is pretty evident from your actions. But using muscle power to intimidate our workers won’t help you in anyway!” the party said on X and tagged the video of the incident.

The TMC has fielded former Indian cricketer Yusuf Pathan against Mr Chowdhury who has been winning the Baharampur Lok Sabha constituency since 1999.

Polls will take place in Baharampur on May 13. 

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