A number of BJP leaders in Bengal, together with Chief of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, have been detained by police when they have been marching to state secretariat ‘Nabanna’ in Kolkata, as a part of an enormous protest towards the alleged corruption by the ruling Trinamool Congress authorities.
Suvendu Adhikari, BJP MP Locket Chatterjee and different social gathering leaders, together with Rahul Sinha, have been stopped by the police as they approached the Second Hooghly Bridge close to the secretariat, and brought away in a jail van.
Lots of of BJP supporters from throughout West Bengal arrived in Kolkata and neighbouring Howrah this morning to participate within the ‘Nabanna Abhijan’ or march to secretariat.
Mr Adhikari was main the march from the Santragachi space of the town, whereas BJP nationwide vice-president Dilip Ghosh is anticipated to guide the protest from north Kolkata.
“The TMC authorities is terrified of public rebellion. Even when they fight cease our protest march, we are going to resist peacefully. The state administration shall be liable for any untoward growth,” Mr Ghosh had mentioned earlier at this time.
Earlier than being detained, Rahul Sinha accused the Mamata Banerjee authorities of making an attempt to forcibly cease the “democratic protest” by his social gathering.
He alleged that BJP supporters have been prevented from boarding a prepare from Alipurduar to Sealdah final night. “They have been additionally lathicharged by the state police,” he mentioned.
Police have put up barricades alongside a number of key stretches within the metropolis and issued site visitors restrictions to keep away from any inconvenience to the commuters.
The BJP has been organising rallies throughout the state over the previous couple of days, urging social gathering employees to make the ‘Nabanna Abhijan’ a hit.