A number of BJP leaders in West Bengal, together with Chief of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, had been detained by police after they had been marching to state secretariat ‘Nabanna’ in Kolkata, as a part of an enormous protest towards the alleged corruption by the ruling Trinamool Congress authorities.
Suvendu Adhikari, BJP MP Locket Chatterjee and different occasion leaders, together with Rahul Sinha, had been stopped by the police as they approached the Second Hooghly Bridge close to the secretariat, and brought away in a jail van.
Earlier than the detention, Mr Adhikari stated Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has turned West Bengal into North Korea.
“Chief Minister Mamata doesn’t have the help of her folks and so she is implementing dictatorship, much like North Korea in Bengal. Police should pay for what it’s doing. BJP is coming,” he stated.
A whole lot of BJP supporters from throughout West Bengal arrived in Kolkata and neighboring Howrah this morning to participate within the ‘Nabanna Abhijan’ or march to secretariat.
Police have put up barricades alongside a number of key stretches within the metropolis to cease the large BJP protest. The cops additionally used tear fuel and water canons to disperse the protesters close to the Howrah bridge. A number of occasion staff had been taken into preventive custody in Raniganj as effectively.
Mr Adhikari was main the march from the Santragachi space, whereas BJP nationwide vice-president Dilip Ghosh was main the protest from north Kolkata.
“The TMC authorities is afraid of public rebellion. Even when they fight cease our protest march, we’ll resist peacefully. The state administration will probably be accountable for any untoward improvement,” Mr Ghosh had stated earlier at present.
Rahul Sinha accused the Mamata Banerjee authorities of attempting to forcibly cease the “democratic protest” by his occasion.
He alleged that BJP supporters had been prevented from boarding a particular practice from Alipurduar to Sealdah final night to participate within the protest march. “They had been additionally lathicharged by the state police,” he alleged.
The BJP had organized seven trains – three from north Bengal and 4 from south – for the supporters to participate within the ‘Nabanna Abhijan’.
Buses carrying BJP staff to Kolkata had been additionally stopped by the police in North 24 Parganas, occasion sources stated. A number of occasion staff had been taken into preventive custody in Raniganj as effectively.