Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Dilip Ghosh were arrested under Sec 188 CRPC on Thursday afternoon in Kolkata for protesting against the Mamata Banerjee government over law and order situation in the state, reported news agency ANI. Earlier in the day, BJP activists took to streets and BJP MP Roopa Ganguly claimed that party workers were heading towards city police headquarter at Lalbazar to submit a letter but police stopped them without any reason.
She added that every day a BJP worker is being put behind bars. She clarified that the workers are currently holding a peaceful march. However, police resorted to lathicharge and used water cannons to disperse the protesters before taking the National General Secretary of BJP Kailash Vijayvargiya and West Bengal BJP state President Dilip Ghosh into custody. Meanwhile, Mamata Banerjee who is currently in Delhi is likely to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi to address various issues.
— Kailash Vijayvargiya (@KailashOnline) May 25, 2017
CM Mamata Banerjee yesterday lost her cool when a journalist wanted to know whether her government would take action against the offending police officers who allegedly beat up newspersons reporting on the Left parties’ march to the state secretariat on Monday. “I will not answer your question. You are a reporter from Ganashakti (CPI-M’s Bengali mouthpiece). Please don’t do politics,” CM Banerjee had shouted at the questioner at the NSCBI airport.
She is likely to attend a meeting of opposition parties to decide on the Presidential candidate which is scheduled to take place in Parliament House complex, which would be attended by leaders like CPI-M’s Sitaram Yechury, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and JD(U) veteran Sharad Yadav, who is himself a possible contender for the top constitutional post.