Home News Reports West Bengal: 14 supporters and 6 policemen injured in clashes during BJP event in Basirhat

West Bengal: 14 supporters and 6 policemen injured in clashes during BJP event in Basirhat

State BJP president Dilip Ghosh, who was present in the program, claimed that the stones were pelted by some 'outsiders', who were not associated with his party. 

Clashes broke out at an event organised by the BJP in Basirhat, in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Monday, leaving 14 BJP supporters and six policemen injured.

Hundreds of BJP supporters had gathered for the non-cooperation rally organised by the BJP in West Bengal’s Basirhat town, approximately 100 km north of Kolkata.

The event was called by the BJP to protest against the Mamata Banerjee government’s refusal to grant permission to the BJP’s rath-yatras named as Ganatantra Bachao Yatra. The BJP which had approached the Supreme Court against the West Bengal’s government orders has called for a week-long ‘law violation programme’, which started from Monday.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

As per reports, few people from the crowd allegedly started throwing brickbats at the police personnel who retaliated by wielding lathis at the BJP supporters. Many BJP supporters and police officers were injured in the conflict.

State BJP president Dilip Ghosh, who was present in the program, calling it an unfortunate incident, claimed that the stones were pelted by some ‘outsiders’, who were not associated with his party.

Ghosh said, “We were conducting our program in a peaceful manner, but the police started lathi charge on us without any provocation. Those who pelted stones were external, they have nothing to do with BJP.”

However, Trinamool Congress’ food minister and president of the TMC North 24 Parganas district, Jyotipriya Mullick, claimed that this was a well-planned attack by the BJP workers and Dilip Ghosh should be arrested for inciting violence.

“They are trying to disrupt the peace in the state and BJP workers are responsible for the Monday’s incident. They carried stones in pockets and threw them at the cops. Dilip Ghosh should also be arrested for inciting violence at the spot, Mullick claimed.

The Mamata Banerjee government had denied permission for the Rath Yatras planned by BJP claiming that the yatras will provoke communal violence in the state.

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Election 2019 Live Updates

Track all the updates on one page as the results and trends trickle in

IIT graduate and an IAS officer explains in detail why EVMs can’t be ‘hacked’ or ‘tampered’ with

Bhavesh Mishra, IAS 2015 batch, B.Tech IIT Delhi, on Quora gave a detailed explanation regarding why EVMs cannot be 'hacked' or 'tampered' with.

Barkha Dutt expresses deep anguish over the fact that the mainstream media can no longer influence elections

Barkha said it doesn't make her happy that mainstream media cannot influence the voters to vote in a particular way anymore.

‘Journalist sitting in a political party’s lap is calling others godi media’, Aaj Tak’s Rohit Sardana hits out at NDTV’s Ravish Kumar

Aaj Tak journalist Rohit Sardana said that earlier journalists used to decide ministry allocations.
Shehla Rashid remembers 2014, says she had wanted Kejriwal as PM

Shehla Rashid loses it early on counting day, says “Felt like a Muslim when ‘mass murderer’ won in 2014”

As early trends show an NDA victory, Shehla Rashid calls him a mass murderer, says she had wanted Arvind Kejriwal as PM in 2014 and she had felt like a 'Muslim'.

Live updates: According to EC, BJP leading in 299 seats on their own, clocks victory in 2, taking their tally possibly to 301

Latest results, trends, updates, and news about 2019 Lok Sabha election counting. Find out who will form the next government.
Shehla Rashid calls upon United Nations to resolve the EVM allegations

‘Why don’t we invoke the UN?’ Shehla Rashid takes EVM row to a new level as exit polls predict Modi’s victory

Shehla Rashid bemoaned about the lack of clarity and purpose among the opposition parties while levelling serious allegations of EVM fraud and rigging

Hindustan Times journalist links Hindu festival to Nathuram Godse, gets slammed

Ayudh Puja, also known as Astra Puja in some parts of India, was linked to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin.
NYT peddles Modi 2.0 as victory of India's most divisive leader

Dear New York Times, India has chosen Modi 2.0, deal with it

When India gives a thumping, unprecedented, overwhelming victory to a man who has made every single Indian feel proud of their nation and heritage, the NYT's heartburn is expected. 
Sba Naqvi spreads already debunked fake news on 'Missing EVMs'

India has 90 crore eligible voters, ‘journalists’ and opposition claim votes of 400 crore voters are ‘missing’

Following the rejection of the claims by ECI and the clarification over the issue, Frontline magazine had accepted that their report is false and a rejoinder will be published. TV9 Bharatvarsh had removed the report from their website and YouTube channel.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories

Latest articles

Connect with us

164,457FansLike
141,784FollowersFollow
64,321SubscribersSubscribe
Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans: