Clash broke out between West Bengal BJP workers and West Bengal cops on Thursday broke as thousands of BJP workers from Kolkata and Howrah began marching towards Nabanna to protest the worsening law and order in the state. West Bengal BJP was about to a “March to Nabanna” (state secretariat) organised by the Yuva Morcha which has turned into a violent on Thursday afternoon.
The situation went violent at Santragachi in Howrah district after cops blocked the BJP’s ‘Nabanna Chalo’ march to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s office. The saffron party tried to break through barricades during their march towards the state secretariat Nabanna.
With a seven-point charter of demands, including the deterioration of law and order situation, the youth wing of the party had organised a march to Nabanna from four areas. Newly-appointed BJYM president Tejasvi Surya also joined the protest at Howrah Maidan.
Police used lathi-charge, tear gas, and water cannon after they were stopped to march towards the CM’s office. Several BJP workers, including state vice-president Raju Banerjee, were injured in the clash. Party workers also set tyres on fire as a mark of protest. Police personnel resorted to lathi-charge and used tear gas and water cannons on the BJP workers at Santragachi in Howrah district, causing injuries to BJP state vice- president Raju Banerjee and MP Jyotirmoy Singh Mahato.