Baduria in Basirhat of West Bengal is still tense due to communal clashes over an objectionable Facebook post on a religious site. Communal clashes had broken out between members of two communities at Baduria in the Basirhat sub-division of North 24-Parganas district earlier this week over an objectionable Facebook post by a young man who has been arrested. BJP, Left and Congress delegations were prevented from visiting riot-hit areas in Basirhat, around 80 kms from Kolkata, by the police even as the situation there remained tense and Internet services suspended. Ignoring an appeal by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a BJP delegation, led by MP Roopa Ganguly, which was heading towards Baduria, was detained by the police at Michael Nagar near Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata on Friday.
Here are all the LIVE updates:-
7:32 PM BJP leader Piyush Goyal says he condemns West Bengal Mamata Banerjee who didn’t control the situation just to avail the political benefit out of Baduria riots
3:30 PM: Centre has a non-cooperative attitude, border areas are being disturbed with foreign hands having good relations with BJP, says West Bengal CM, according to ANI
3:25 PM We will ask for judicial inquiry into incidents at Baduria and Basirhat: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee
3:32 PM Sudhakar Rao is new SP of North 24 Parganas district.
3:12 PM Mamata Banerjee blames Centre for Basirhat riots, alleges that BJP instigating violence in the border areas, reports CNN-News18
2:53 PM North 24 Parganas SP Bhaskar Mukherjee removed in the wake of communal clashes in Baduria
1:26 PM A BJP central team comprising Meenakshi Lekhi, Om Mathur, Satyapal Singh stopped by police from visiting riot-hit Basirhat in West Bengal, confirms PTI
1:22 PM WATCH: Argument between BJP delegation and police after the delegation was stopped from entering Basirhat, West Bengal.
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1:20 PM The three BJP MPs Meenakshi Lekhi, Om Mathur and Satyapal Singh detained and taken to Kolkata airport police station, ANI reported
1:10 PM BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi was also stopped at Kolkata Airport, CNN-News18 reported
1:05 PM Central BJP team stopped at Kolkata Airport, prevented from visiting communal clashes-hit Baduria, News18 reported