West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections

BJP Leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga Detained By Kolkata Police

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • BJP leader from Delhi, Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga has been detained by Kolkata Police

BJP leader from Delhi, Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, who was in Kolkata has been detained by the city police and is being held at New Market police station . 

Following clashes during Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata on Tuesday, the BJP president is going to hold a media briefing at 11.00 am at BJP headquarters in New Delhi. The BJP had complained to the Election Commission to ban Mamata Banerjee's rallies. The party will also hold a protest at 10.30 am in Jantar Mantar.

In the aftermath of the violent clashes that broke out during the roadshow of BJP president Amit Shah in West Bengal's Kolkata, party delegation led by Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi met the Election Commission in New Delhi over the matter.

Addressing the press briefing after the meeting with Election Commission, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman slammed Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal, emphasising on the attack at BJP chief Amit Shah during his roadshow in Kolkata. 

"Only one phase is left, our demands specifically are that the Election Commission should ban the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee from doing any campaign because in her speeches, she has been provocative, and based on what she says, for eg the line is "inch inch ka badla lenge", and having said that line today we saw in Calcutta that TMC workers went on a rampage. Not stones, but rocks were thrown at our party president," she said. 

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