KOLKATA, India: Police say rival workers belonging to a communist group and a regional governing party have clashed in eastern India using guns, sticks and stones. At least six people have been injured.
Opposition Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Kanti Ganguly says three of his party workers were shot by Trinamool Congress Party supporters during a street protest Tuesday. a Trinamool leader A. Islam blamed communist workers for the violence.
A police officer said eight vehicles were burned by the rival groups on the outskirts of Kolakata, the capital of West Bengal state. He spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to reporters.
The CPI (M) ruled the state for 34 years, but was unseated by the regional group in 2011.