BJP workers of West Bengal clashed with the police at many places of West Bengal as the Government didn’t allow their ‘Vijay Sankalp’ motorbike rally to hold in many districts of the state on Sunday.
The Police contended that the permission was not granted because of the ongoing school board examinations in the state.
The ‘Vijay Sankalp’ bike rally is part of the BJP’s countrywide pre-poll exercise to establish contact with people across the country.
BJP workers clashed with policemen at Midnapore town, Durgapur, Asansol, Goaltore in West Midnapore, and Balurghat in South Dinajpur when they took out the motorcycle rallies.
In response, the police resorted to lathi-charge on BJP workers at Goaltore and Asansol leaving some workers injured.
BJP state president Dilip Ghosh accused the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) of using the police and administration to prevent the party workers from holding peaceful rallies out of fear of losing political ground in West Bengal.
Claiming that the TMC is worried about the rise of Saffron party in the state, BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said,
‘If the TMC leaders think they can frighten saffron party workers by using force, then they are mistaken. The State Government can’t stop us from holding peaceful rallies.
Hundreds of workers holding Sankalp yatras were arrested. We are going to hold rallies
even if the police arrest us.