New Delhi: Three workers of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been arrested on Monday for raising inflammatory ‘desh ke ghaddaron ko…’ slogans in Esplanade area in Kolkata. Notably, the action was taken after a complaint was registered against them at New Market Police Station. Also Read - Virtual Rallies, Conferences: This is How BJP Plans to Celebrate First Anniversary of Modi Govt 2.0
Earlier on Sunday, ‘saffron clad’ BJP workers had shouted the provocative slogan en route to the Shahid Minar ground, where the Union home minister was addressing his rally. Also Read - Borders Sealed, But Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari Crosses Into Haryana to Play Cricket
If reports are to be believed, the BJP supporters, who shouted the slogans came close to the Congress and Left Front members who chanted “Go Back Amit Shah”, but a showdown was averted after police personnel posted nearby intervened and controlled the situation. Also Read - 'Talash Gumshuda Jan Sevak Ki', Missing Posters of Jyotiraditya Scindia Emerge in Gwalior; Congress Man Held
Reacting on the incident, state BJP vice-president Subhas Sarkar said no party worker was involved in the sloganeering. “It was a mega rally in Kolkata. We feel that it was the handiwork of the TMC to malign our party,” he said.
In the recently concluded Delhi Assembly Elections 2020, this slogan became hotbed after BJP leader Anurag Thakur allegedly raised it. Prior to Amit Shah’s rally, “Desh Ke gaddaron ko…” slogan was heard at national capital’s Rajiv Chowk metro station, following which six people were detained.