Bengal BJP president held for trying to flout Sec 144, attempting to reach violence-hit areas

According to sources, the police had initially tried to restrain Sukanta Majumdar at his New Town home when BJP workers clashed with the police.

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Kolkata: Hours after the police clamped Section 144 in the violence-hit areas of Howrah district in West Bengal, the state unit president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sukanta Majumdar was arrested for attempting to breach the government order and trying to visit the sensitive areas.

According to sources, the police had initially tried to restrain Majumdar at his New Town home when BJP workers clashed with the police. Later, Majumdar’s vehicle was stopped at the Vidyasagar Setu Toll Plaza and the leader was arrested and taken to the Kolkata Police headquarters, Lalbazar.

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Soon after Majumdar’s arrest, BJP workers sat on a protest in front of Lalbazar to demand the immediate release of Majumdar. The police also restrained BJP leader Priyanka Tibrewal from reaching the violence-hit areas.

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Condemning the restriction, BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari took to twitter and said, “I condemn the manner in which @BJP4Bengal President; MP Sri @DrSukantaBJP & Party Secretary; eminent Lawyer Smt @impriyankabjp have been obstructed by WB Administration. It’s proof that they’re hiding the truth. I am on the way to Balarampur; Purulia, to address a public meeting.”

He added, “I would be visiting the charred BJP Howrah Rural Party Office tomorrow. I assure our Karyakartas that, our Party Office is like a Temple to us, it would be rebuilt from the ashes. Look at history, foreign invaders razed our Temples to ground but today the saffron flags wave atop.”

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote on Twitter, “As I have said before, violent incidents have been taking place in Howrah for two days now. There are some political parties behind this and they want to cause riots – but these will not be tolerated and strict action will be taken against all of them. BJP created the sin and the people will suffer?”

He added, “You misled the people by misleading them about the CAA. You have given courage to the rioters. Why are you silent about Sayani Ghosh’s vulgar remarks about the holy Shivling? Didn’t the religious sentiments get hurt then? Do you have the power to condemn?”

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