North Dinajpur: Minister of State for Health in West Bengal was attacked on Thursday, while he was on his way to address an election rally.

CPM Minister Anwarul Haque’s convoy was targeted by people here, a few kilometers from Sujali.

The miscreants fired shots and lobbed bombs at the convoy of the Minister, and also tried to block the way and stopped the vehicles.

Following the incident, the situation in the area is tensed. Though no one has been hurt in the attack, CPM alleged that Congress was behind the incident.

The Minister lodged a complaint in Islampur police station. He said, “Congress is shielding independent candidate Hamid-ur-Rehman and it was at his instructions that the attack on me was carried out.”

JPN/Bureau