One Dead As BJP Workers Clash With Police in Bengal, Party Calls North Bengal Bandh
Tejasvi Surya, BJP’s Yuva Morcha National President, took to Twitter and launched a scathing attack against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday claimed that its party supporter was killed and two others seriously injured on Monday due to police lathicharge. The party also claimed that 40 others have suffered minor injuries. The state BJP has called for a 12-hour bandh in north Bengal.
One senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker succumbed to injuries after Bengal police used water cannons and tear gas shells on protesters who were part of a BJP rally in West Bengal’s Siliguri, the party said. According to the reports, the BJP workers clashed with the police in north Bengal, as they were stopped from moving past barricades at two points near branch secretariat ‘Uttarkanya’ during their rally in protest against TMC dispensation’s “misrule”.
Tejasvi Surya, BJP’s Yuva Morcha National President, took to Twitter and launched a scathing attack against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. “Ulen Roy, a senior BJP worker, has succumbed to splinter injuries caused by the country bombs that Mamata’s police threw,” Tejasvi Surya said.
I am informed by our local karyakartas that Sri Ulen Roy, a senior BJP karyakarta, has succumbed to splinter injuries caused by the country bombs that Mamata’s police threw.— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) December 7, 2020
This is murder. Nothing less.
We are very angry. We will never forgive you Mamata Di.
Om Shanti! pic.twitter.com/7xgZcKus4n
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“All self-proclaimed Constitutional Moralists & Constitutional Patriots.This is how democracy is being murdered in WB. Police are pelting stones at peaceful rally, shooting tear gas & country bombs. BJP is fighting to save democracy & Constitution. Where are you all hiding?,” he added.
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Our BJYM karyakartas are made of steel.— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) December 7, 2020
You can’t break us. You can’t shake our resolve.
Friends, just see how many tear gas shells are shot here! pic.twitter.com/GwiA2od4xJ
हम नहीं डरेंगे !— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) December 7, 2020
ममता बनर्जी जी आप अपने वर्दी वाले गुंडों से BJYM के कार्यकर्ताओं पर चाहे जितना मर्ज़ी अत्याचार करवा लीजिए।
हम पीछे नहीं हटेंगे, हम नहीं डरेंगे !
भारत माता की जय! जय बंगाल !!! pic.twitter.com/fqg7fCMwCB
The West Bengal police, on the other hand, said that serious acts of violence committed by supporters of a political party during the protest. “Today in Siliguri, serious acts of violence committed by supporters of a political party during their protest. Only water cannons & tear gas used to disperse violent crowd. Death of a person has been reported. Actual cause of death will be known only after postmortem,” WB Police said.
Sharing more pictures of the war zone that is WB today.— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) December 7, 2020
This was the golden land of Swami Vivekananda, Bankim Chandra, Netaji and countless other patriots.
See what one mercurial dictator has made it today!
India, it is our collective responsibility to save Bengal today. pic.twitter.com/EIhBQH0ASz
The activists, as part of the ‘Uttarkanya Abhijan’ called by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), took out two protest marches, alleging that the state government has not fulfilled the promises made to the people of north Bengal, and benefits of the welfare schemes launched by the ruling dispensation have failed to reach the common man.
Source - India.com