In Kolkata, tension between TMC and BJP intensifies as police use water cannons, teargas on protesters  

Arunima Bajaj  Thursday 13th of June 2019 10:13 AM
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BJP protesters in Kolkata. 

New Delhi: After police used water cannons and teargas to disperse BJP workers, who were marching towards Lalbazar in Kolkata to protest against the Trinamool Congress government, on Wednesday, the war of words between West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and the Bharatiya Janata Party intensified.

The BJP workers, along with 18 newly elected MPs in the state and BJP state president Dilip Ghosh, were marching towards the Kolkata Police headquarters in Lalbazar from the Wellington area of the city. Bengal's BJP minder Kailash Vijayvargiya and senior party leader Mukul Roy also joined the march.

While Roy had, on Tuesday, blamed Banerjee for the clashes in North 24 Parganas' Sandeshkhali that claimed three lives, and demanded an investigation into the violence by anti-terror probe agency NIA, Banerjee had also accused the BJP for spreading false information as part of a game plan to topple her government.

The Union home ministry issued an advisory expressing concern over the violence, which the TMC called a “politically motivated” turn and Banerjee blamed the BJP for the unrest in the state.




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