The BJP has announced a 12-hour bandh in Basirhat in West Bengal and a Black Day in the state after the police stopped the BJP delegation leading the hearse of deceased BJP worker at Malancha road which connects Basirhat to Kolkata.
The police had stopped the vehicles of c from entering Kolkata. The party wanted to take the dead bodies of two of its workers who it alleges were killed in the violence in Sandeshkhali in Basirhat to its headquarters in Kolkata to pay last respects. But the state police have prevented them from advancing towards Kolkata.
The BJP leaders along with the party workers were protesting the alleged political violence in the state in which the party claimed five of its members were killed.
The alleged deaths took place on Saturday during a clash between workers of the two parties in the city of North 24 Parganas. The removal of party flags had triggered the fight.
Home Minister Amit Shah had sought a report from the West Bengal government on the incident of violence. The ministry also expressed deep concern over it and issued an an advisory.
Press Secretary to Governor of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi said that he expressed concern about the violent incidents in Sandesh Khali, North 24 Parganas yesterday and other parts of West Bengal recently. He also said that the Governor was sad about the unfortunate loss of lives&properties of citizens and has extended his heartfelt sympathy for families of the deceased. The Governor has appealed to all to see to it that no violent incidents take place, and peace and harmony prevail in the state.
The Governor will meet PM Modi tomorrow in Delhi and will discuss Bengal’s law and order situation including the Basirhat violence.
Locket Chatterjee, BJP MP from Hooghly said, "Families of the deceased want to take the remains to party office but Mamata's police are stopping us saying that last rites will be held in the village. If the police don't leave then last rites will be done here on road."