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Stones 'pelted' at Shahnawaz Hussain in Howrah

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 6 April 2021 ()
BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain alleged that stones were pelted at him in Howrah on Tuesday night when he was campaigning for the West Bengal assembly election. The BJP leader posted on social media a video in which he was seen showing two stones to the officer on duty and blaming the TMC for the alleged incident.
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