BJP's Siddharth Nath Singh Injured In Clash With Police Near Kolkata

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BJP's Siddharth Nath Singh Injured In Clash With Police Near Kolkata

BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh receives medical attention after the scuffle.


Kolkata:  BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh and a few party workers were reportedly injured in a lathicharge by the police during a law-violation programme at Barasat in West Bengal's North 24-Parganas district today, a claim the police denied.

The BJP in protest has called a half-an-hour road blockade throughout West Bengal tomorrow.

Additional Superintendent of Police Tarun Haldar refuted the BJP's charge and said there was no lathicharge by the police. He said that 10 police personnel were injured in the scuffle.

Mr Singh, who was present during the programme, alleged that the police used lathis in which several partymen, including him, "were injured".

He said that BJP workers organised the programme to protest against the "activities of Jamaat-Ul-Mujahedeen Bangladesh, deteriorating law and order situation and attack on women in the state".

Lone BJP MLA Shamik Bhattacharya told reporters that another party national secretary Suresh Pujari was injured at Krishnanagar during a similar programme.

He announced that the party would organise a road blockade programme throughout the state tomorrow from 2 pm in protest against "unprovoked police action".

BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, who was present at Krishnanagar, said that party president Amit Shah enquired about the incidents and "I informed him of what happened".

He said that they would also inform Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh of "how the TMC government is trying to scuttle democracy and opposition voices in the state by undemocratic means".
 


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