BJP Vs TMC: Howrah-Kolkata became the battlefield, ACP's broken arm, many injured. Nabanna Chalo Campaign

Publish Date: 14 Sep, 2022 |

Howrah and Kolkata turned into battlefields during BJP's Navan Abhiyan (State Secretariat March) on Tuesday against corruption cases in Bengal. BJP leaders and workers, who were traveling towards Navan without the permission of the police, tried to break the barricades put up at different places when they were stopped (BJP Vs TMC), which led to a fierce clash with the police. In this 363 BJP workers were injured and about 50 policemen were also injured.

Violence during March

To stop the BJP workers who arrived in large numbers, full force was put on behalf of the West Bengal Police. Water cannons and tear gas were used. But this action of the police escalated the matter further and it later took the form of arson and sabotage. In the midst of this whole ruckus, the police car was set on fire by the protesters in many places. Police used water cannons and fired tear gas shells to stop and disperse BJP workers in Howrah's Santragachi area amid the Naban Chalo campaign. During this too a lot of violence was witnessed. 

BJP workers turned violent due to the police's stopping and they created a ruckus. Many policemen were also injured during this. In which the assistant commissioner of Kolkata suffered a fracture in his hand. Seeing the matter rising, the police took all the BJP leaders including Suvendu Adhikari into custody. Heavy police force was deployed in the violence-hit areas till late night.

Buses booked for protest

There is also news that BJP had asked workers to come to Kolkata by several trains for Tuesday's demonstration. Many buses were also booked for the same purpose. But the party alleges that the Bengal Police did not allow many workers to sit in the train-bus and stopped them in between. In such a situation, this ruckus is not going to stop and in the coming days, the round of politics and accusations on it may intensify.


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