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Agartala, June 26
At least 19 persons, including Tripura PCC chief Birajit Sinha, were injured in a clash between Congress and BJP supporters in front of Congress Bhavan here on Sunday.
The police fired teargas to disperse the mob, which clashed after the results of the byelections to four Assembly seats were declared. The BJP won three seats and Congress one.
“A group of BJP supporters attacked Congress Bhavan when Congress supporters returned to the bhavan with Agartala seat winner Sudip Roy Barman. The TPCC president was hit by bricks on his head while one Congress worker, identified as Romi Miah, was stabbed by BJP supporters,” Congress media-in-charge Asish Kumar Saha alleged.
Meanwhile, Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Sushanta Chowdhury alleged that Congress supporters had first hurled bricks at BJP corporator of the Agartala Municipal Corporation, Shilpi Sen, earlier in the day and that incident angered the party supporters.