Kolkata: Clashes erupted yet again in Bhatpara area in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Saturday and bombs were hurled at the police while the personnel resorted to lathi charge to disperse the crowd.
As soon as a 3-member delegation of BJP leaders, including union minister SS Ahluwalia, left the town, a group of BJP supporters raised slogans of “Mamata Banerjee haye haye” and “Bengal Police haye haye”.
The BJP leaders rallied through the streets of Bhatpara with scores of supporters following them and raising slogans against Bengal Police “Bengal Police haye haye!” and chief minister Mamata Banerjee “Mamata Banerjee haye haye!”
— ANI (@ANI) June 22, 2019
The BJP central leadership had asked the team led by Ahluwalia, an MP from West Bengal, to visit Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district on Saturday along with MPs Satya Pal Singh and BD Ram, besides other state leaders and to submit report to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
No religious slogans were raised.
Section 144 of the CrPC, which prohibits the assembly of more than four people, was implemented in the areas in order to restore order. Both TMC and BJP section 144 imposed there.
Two people were killed while several others were injured on Thursday after clashes broke out between two groups suspected to be affiliated to ruling TMC and the BJP in Bhatpara, which comes under the Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency.