The BJP has taken out a protest rally from its headquarters in Kolkata, West Bengal towards the Central Avenue following murder of six of its workers and three clashes in the state.
The police, however, are not allowing them to walk around the Central Avenue.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has sought a report on the ongoing incidents of violence between Trinamool and BJP workers at North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal from the Mamata Banerjee government. As per reports, 5 BJP and 1 TMC worker have lost their lives during the violence. The BJP has alledged involvement of Bangladeshi elements in the violence.
"Union Home Minister has asked for a report from the state government and I am sure Centre will take this up seriously. There is a lot of anger among the people over the incident," said Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP National General Secretary.
Four workers of the BJP were shot dead by members of the TMC in Basirhat's Sandeshkhali, BJP leader Mukul Roy has alleged. The 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.
"TMC goons attacked BJP workers and 4 of our workers were shot dead in Sandeshkhali, Basirhat. Their leader and Chief Minister is indulging in a reign of terror, we have sent a message to Home Minister Amit Shah ji, Kailash Vijayvargiya ji, and our state leaders," said Roy.
West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi will meet PM Narendra Modi in Delhi on June 10. West Bengal’s law and order situation will be discussed, among which Basirhat violence also will be taken up for deliberations.
Bengal has witnessed violence since the campaigning phase of elections. During the elections, clashes took place on the occasion of Amit Shah's roadshow leading to vandalism of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's statue at Vidyasagar College in Kolkata.