BJP Yuva Morcha nationwide president Tejasvi Surya on Thursday got here down closely on the West Bengal authorities over the “brutal attack” on BJP activists throughout their march to the state secretariat and mentioned
it was a “black day as the rule of law has been murdered” within the state.
Mr Surya, the BJP MP from Bengaluru South, additionally sought an inquiry by the ministry of dwelling affairs into the blue colored water sprayed on the get together activists in the course of the rally calling it a “gross violation of human rights”.
“Today is a black day. The TMC government murdered the rule of law in the state. The way our cadres and leaders were attacked and beaten up mercilessly by the police is unprecedented. Don’t we have the right to conduct a peaceful rally in the state?” he mentioned throughout a press meet right here.
The regulation maker asserted that he would go to Bengal once more and maintain democratic protests to make sure that TMC is defeated within the meeting polls due in April-May subsequent 12 months.
Mr Surya mentioned the nation’s “most corrupt government” is in West Bengal the place unemployment is rising as a result of “syndicate and cut money government.”
“In the past two years over 120 BJP and BJP Yuva Morcha workers have been murdered brutally in the state. If a youth raises his voice against this, he is murdered.
“This is my first protest and we (BJP) won’t cease until this (TMC) authorities is out of energy” he said.
BJP state president Dilip Ghosh alleged that TMC dressed as policemen had hurled bombs at BJP cadres and wondered whether the Pandemic Act comes into effect only when the opposition conducts a political programme.
“The Pandemic Act comes into drive solely when BJP plans to conduct any rally or programme. When TMC conducts rallies and conferences, no guidelines are relevant. Bombs have been hurled at our get together cadres, the police mercilessly beat our leaders and cadres desiring to kill them,” he alleged.
Asked about a BJP activist being arrested with a loaded handgun during the protest march in Howrah, Ghosh said he was a personal security officer of a BJP leader and was carrying a licensed gun.
“The TMC and a few persons are making an attempt to malign us through the use of this incident,” he said.
The TMC leadership accused the saffron camp of trying to “unleash anarchy and communal riots” in the state.
“The BJP has immediately proved once more that it’s an unruly get together. Can you present me one political rally the place activists are discovered carrying firearms? The BJP ought to come clear on why its activist was carrying firearms. It desires to gas riots within the state,” senior TMC chief and Minister Firhad Hakim mentioned.
Reacting to allegations that chemical-laced water was sprayed at BJP activists, West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay mentioned it was the identical blue color used throughout Holi. Spraying of colored water throughout such agitations is a global follow to determine individuals after dispersals.
Police personnel in riot gear burst teargas shells, beat up agitators and used water cannons to interrupt up the protests which continued in Kolkata and Howrah cities for greater than three hours.
Parts of the 2 cities resembled a battle zone on Thursday as BJP staff and supporters clashed with police, hurled stones and blocked roads with burning tyres to protest in opposition to the killing of saffron get together staff.
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