Union minister of state for urban development, Babul Supriyo, sprinted in the lanes of North Kolkata’s Jorasanko on Thursday to nab a Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker who had allegedly heckled and abused him at a poll booth, where the BJP leader had gone to cast vote with his parents.
The incident later snowballed into a standoff between the members of TMC and BJP.
“I am a voter first. If I have not done anything wrong and if someone is doing wrong things to me I will definitely run, catch the person and hand him over to police. I will not be intimidated by TMC’s terror tactics,” Supriyo said.
Supriyo eventually managed to nab the alleged heckler and hand him over to the police. Meanwhile, TMC workers gathered at the spot and started raising slogans against the union minister. Smita Bakshi, TMC’s candidate from the area, also had an altercation with Supriyo.
“Babul Supriyo was disturbing the voters. He was showing us his powers. The useless policemen were standing as bystanders,” she alleged.