BJP is protesting against the West Bengal government over the violence caused in Amit Shah's roadshow.
This election season has witnessed a great turmoil in the state of West Bengal. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are undergoing a cruel conflict in the state and the unrest in West Bengal is increasing by the day.
Clashes in Bengal
It all started when BJP president Amit Shah's convoy was asked to go back by the student's wing of Trinamool Congress, Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad near Calcutta University on 14th May.
During the clash, renowned 19th-century reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's statue was also vandalised. Trinamool leaders and other rivals of BJP condemned the incident and blamed the party for destroying the chest of their leader. The BJP, in turn, said that the Trinamool leaders destroyed the statue and are blaming them.
TMC's student wing, today, started their protest against the vandalisation of Vidyasagar's statue. A procession was also carried out by CPI (Marxist) against the same.
The arrest of Tajinder Bagga
Hours after clashes erupted between the two parties, Kolkata city police detained and arrested BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga at 3 am. Several BJP leaders along with Bagga were detained in a midnight crackdown on the instructions given by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. A picture of Bagga sitting in the Police station is being shared on the internet by BJP leaders demanding justice.
Headed by Union Ministers Harsh Vardhan, Jitendra Singh and Vijay Goel, BJP held a protest against violence in Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata and demanded to free Bagga and other leaders of the party. Amit Shah after the clashes said,
"Our roadshow was attacked. I was not allowed to go to Vivekananda ji's house. I wanted to go there and offer floral tributes but was not allowed to go there. Mamata didi is behind all of this. We [BJP] are not the reason behind the violence, it's Mamata didi. We will win more than 23 seats in Bengal."
Earlier, Mamata Banerjee ordered BJP Youth Wing Convenor Priyanka Sharma's arrest for sharing a meme on Banerjee. BJP also protested for her release claiming a person's right to expression is at stake.
Opposition parties and people in Bengal are fed up of the growing violence in the state and want BJP government. Agitated people are standing against Banerjee's violent political culture with the slogan 'Save Bengal Save Democracy'.