New Delhi: Amid violent clashes with the Kolkata Police in Nabanna on Thursday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Tajasvi Surya condemned saying India’s democracy has been “murdered” in the hands of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government.Also Read - KMC Polls 2021: TMC Releases Candidate List For KMC Elections, Drops 39 Sitting Councillors
“It’s a black day today. Democracy and constitutional rule of law were murdered by Mamata Banerjee govt in broad daylight today. India’s most corrupt govt is in West Bengal. Unemployment is rising due to this syndicate and cut money government,” the Bengaluru South MP said. Also Read - Kolkata Municipal Corporation Polls Schedule Released. Check Dates Here
The saffron party staged a demonstration shouting slogans in the West Bengal capital against a string of political killings that took place in the recent months, mainly targeting BJP workers. Also Read - Congress MLA From Rae Bareli Aditi Singh, BSP MLA From Azamgarh Vandana Singh Join BJP
“A youth who raises voice against this is politically murdered. In the past two years over 120 BJP and BJP Yuva Morcha workers have been murdered in a barbaric and callous manner in the state…This is my first protest, we will throw this government out,” the BJP Youth Wing leader asserted.
Surya, along with the protesting BJP workers were stopped at the Mallick Gate, prompting angry BJP supporters to attack police with stones.
Chaotic scenes were witnessed at several places across the city and its adjoining Howrah district as protestors hurled stones at security personnel and blocked roads with burning tyres.
The police in retaliation burst teargas shells, beat up agitators with lathis and used water cannons to break up the protests that continued to rage.