- BJP’s Nabanna Chalo movement today against the killing of BJP leaders in West Bengal
- BJP workers and leaders gathering in large numbers in four places including Kolkata
- Police force deployed at various places due to fears of uproar, close monitoring
- Water cannon vehicles called by barricading on the streets, full preparations to stop protesters
Hundreds of activists are holding rallies in different parts of the state against the recent violence against BJP workers in West Bengal. Meanwhile in the capital Kolkata, BJP workers and police clashed. The police lashed out at the protesting activists. Water canons were left over them, in which many workers were injured. In view of this demonstration of BJP, a heavy police force was deployed outside the party headquarters.
BJP’s protest is against the continuous killing of BJP leaders and workers in the state. This movement has been named ‘Nabanna Chalo’. The BJP has four major rallies in West Bengal on Thursday. Three of the four rallies are being held in Kolkata, the capital of Bengal alone. A rally was coming from Howrah’s Sibpur to the Secretariat.
Hundreds of workers present
Kailash Vijayvargiya, the national general secretary of the party has arrived to join the BJP’s Nabanna Chalo movement. Apart from this, state party president Dilip Ghosh, national vice president Mukul Roy, including all party leaders and workers have come on the road. It is being said that hundreds of party workers and leaders can join this demonstration.
Mamata Banerjee’s government has deployed heavy police force to avoid any incident. The crowd is being stopped. The state government has expressed apprehension that the protest may be furious. The force has been deployed due to the possibility of uproar. The rumor is being closely monitored.
Carts of water canon
The West Bengal government has kept the police on high alert. Water canon carts have been installed at places where public meetings are to be held. Barricading has been done on the streets.
BJP councilor was killed
Let us tell you that in the North 24 Parganas, Municipal Councilor Manish Shukla was shot dead on Sunday evening by assailants riding on a motorcycle in Titagarh, about 20 km from here. The officer said that the Crime Investigation Department (CID) raided several places after tracing CCTV footage of Titagarh Road and arrested three people.