Workers tell visiting BJP leaders: ‘ensure our security or we go’

Ahluwalia said that they had spoken to the police and would take further steps if no action was taken against the offenders.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: April 13, 2015 2:17:22 am

Senior BJP leaders who went to visit a party worker after the attack on his family allegedly by Trinamool Congress supporters faced the workers’ ire who raised the issue of lack of security.

A team of BJP leaders, including parliamentarians S S Ahluwalia, Babul Supriyo, party’s state president Rahul Sinha, party national secretary Siddarth Nath Singh and Locket Chatterjee visited East Panchannagram on the Eastern fringes of the city at the residence of Subrata Bala, who, along with his other family members, had been beaten up allegedly by TMC late Saturday night.

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The area, under ward 108 of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is a TMC stronghold and only a handful of BJP workers live here. When the senior leaders arrived at Bala’s house, workers present there raised the security issue and said it would be impossible for them to carry on if the state leadership doesn’t ensure their safety and security.

Ahluwalia said that they had spoken to the police and would take further steps if no action was taken against the offenders.

“We have submitted before the officer-in-charge of the local police station a written complaint and would move court tomorrow if no action was taken and no one was arrested,” he said.

Supriyo said that the entire area was under the grip of TMC goons and that if the state leadership gave him permission, he would like to deal with this place the same way he handled TMC terror in Asansol where he won the Lok Sabha elections last year.

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