Burdwan: Lathi-wielding supporters of BJP and Trinamool Congress clashed at Poharpur in Burdwan district Thursday as a big force annd RAF had to be deployed in the locality.
A senior police officer said there was a clash between the two sides following an argument but a big contingent of police and RAF brought the situation under control at
Local TMC leaders alleged BJP supporters stopped a Trinamool rally in Poharpur leading to the clash in which one of their supporters was injured.
BJP sources, however, countered the charge and said TMC men severely beat up one of their activists in the presence of police and damaged BJP party office in the area. A total of 15 persons were detained following the clash and police vigil was on.