BJP carries out Nabanna Abhijan in Bengal: 7 points | India News

NEW DELHI: BJP supporters from across West Bengal on Tuesday arrived at Kolkata and neighbouring Howrah to take part in the saffron party’s ‘Nabanna Abhijan’ (march to secretariat) to protest against alleged corrupt practices of the TMC government.
Here are the 7 points you need to know about the march

  1. The BJP hired several trains – three from north Bengal and four from south Bengal – to bring its party members and supporters from different parts of the state to the metropolis and Howrah for the march.
  2. Heavy police deployment has been made to stop the march. The borders of Kolkata have been cordoned off with tight security to prevent the procession.
  3. Various roads across Kolkata have been blocked with barricades. To prevent the procession, the West Bengal Police has turned the 5-kilometre radius around Nabanna into a fortress.
  4. A clash broke out between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers and Police outside the Raniganj railway station as workers leave for Kolkata to take part in Nabanna Abhiyan on Tuesday. Police took many workers into preventive custody in Raniganj. A clash also broke out between BJP workers and police inside the Bolpur railway station as police prevented workers to leave for Kolkata to participate in the Nabanna Chalo march. Several workers were detained.
  5. Buses carrying BJP workers, on their way to Kolkata to participate in the Nabanna Chalo march, were stopped by the police in North 24 Parganas.
  6. Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari was detained on Monday while trying to visit Santragachi during the party’s march to state secretariat ‘Nabanna’. BJP MP Locket Chatterjee and party leader Rahul Sinha were also detained and whisked away in a prison van. They were stopped in front of police training school at the approach to the Second Hooghly Bridge near the secretariat.
  7. Adhikari said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lost the support of people and turned West Bengal into North Korea.”Chief Minister Mamata does not have the support of her people and so she is enforcing dictatorship, similar to North Korea in Bengal. Police will have to pay for what it is doing since Monday. BJP is coming,” Adhikari said. Meanwhile, BJP MLA Agnimitra Paul on Monday said, “It is not just BJP’s protest, but the protest of all people of Bengal. Mamata Banerjee has to answer why her government has cheated the people of Bengal.”

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