1. BJP protests against Mamata Banerjee government in Kolkata; police resort to lathicharge

BJP protests against Mamata Banerjee government in Kolkata; police resort to lathicharge

BJP activists on Thursday hit the streets in Kolkata to protest against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her government over law and order situation in the state.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 25, 2017 3:25 PM
BJP activists on Thursday hit the streets in Kolkata to protest against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her government. (ANI)

BJP activists on Thursday hit the streets in Kolkata to protest against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her government over law and order situation in the state. BJP MP Roopa Ganguly claimed that party workers were heading towards city Police headquarter at Lalbazar to submit a deputation. But police stopped them without any reason, she said. Every day there is a BJP worker being put behind bar, she said, adding that party workers were there for a peaceful march opposition leaders and workers are being attacked in Bengal. Police resorted to lathicharge and used water cannons to disperse the protesters. National General Secretary of BJP Kailash Vijayvargiya and West Bengal BJP state President Dilip Ghosh were arrested under Section 188 CRPC.

Meanwhile, ahead of the Opposition’s huddle to decide on a consensus candidate for the presidential poll, CM Banerjee will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today to seek more funds for her state for tackling the financial crisis and Ganga erosion. During her stay in the capital, Mamata is also likely to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

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On May 4, BJP had held protests in various parts of West Bengal accusing the Trinamool Congress of “kidnapping and forcing” the Naxalbari tribal couple, who had hosted BJP president Amit Shah during his recent visit, to join the TMC. The activists of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha and the BJP organized protest rallies and meetings in Kolkata, Naxalbari, Siliguri and districts of of north and south 24 Parganas. They accused the TMC of “kidnapping” the Mahali couple who had served lunch to the BJP chief during his visit to the area in north Bengal on April 25 last.

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 yelled at the questioner at the NSCBI airport.

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    Saptarshi Chakraborty
    May 25, 2017 at 11:38 pm
    Who are these people? They don't understand Bengal, its people or its culture! Stop imposing the Hindi mainstream culture on us. And how is bringing out rallies in the city on a work day helping the law and order situation? Morons.
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    INDIAN PEOPLE
    May 25, 2017 at 2:31 pm
    DUE TO LOST IN RECENT MUNI L ELECTION BJP AND LEFT ATTACK NABANNA TMC GOVT. THEY NOT UNDERSTAND IT THAT THEY CREATE MORE PROBLEM TO STATE PUBLIC. PUBLIC KNOW IT VERY DUE TO FRUSTRATION AND A GOOD IMAGE THEY HAVE DONE THIS THINGS. BUT PUBLIC REJECT THEM TOTALLY. BECAUSE WEST BENGAL STATE BAD IMAGE, ECONOMY CONDITION OF STATE IS MORE EFFECT DUE TO THIS RALLY VIOLENCE, MURDER STRIKE. TOTALLY REJECT THE BJP CONGRESS, LEFT IT'S MUCH BETTER FOR BENGAL PEOPLE NOT ONLY BENGALI. IN INDIA ONLY BENGAL HAVE POLITICAL CLASH EVERYDAY. OTHER STATE HVE NOT INVOLVED POLTICAS. CPM WHO HAVE A LEAD ROLL THEY ARE THE CHAMCHA OF THE BIG BUSINESSMEN AND EARN MONEY IN THEIR PARTY BJP HAVE THE SAME WAY. THEY EXPLOITAT THE POOR LABOUR
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    Bose
    May 25, 2017 at 2:20 pm
    Roopa ganguly and other bjp workers are destroying lives of innocents by running rackets..these are the germs of society .they must be stopped.. Bengal has always been the seat of political intellect and unity Subhash Chandra had Muslim general as 2nd in command..however hard they may try.. Unity won't be hampered in west Bengal..
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