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Kolkata: BJP MLA, others held during stir

Led by MLA and its president Agnimitra Paul, the state BJP Mahila Morcha gathered outside Bhawani Bhawan for a “law violation programme” against post-poll violence and other crimes.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata |
August 13, 2021 5:31:03 am
BJP workers being detained during their protest in Kolkata on Thursday. (Express Photo by Partha Paul )

More than 40 BJP workers and a BJP MLA were arrested on Thursday for allegedly violating Covid-19 restrictions during a protest in Kolkata against the law-and-order situation in the state.

Led by MLA and its president Agnimitra Paul, the state BJP Mahila Morcha gathered outside Bhawani Bhawan for a “law violation programme” against post-poll violence and other crimes.

Kolkata Police stopped them from carrying out their agitation and arrestd 45 party workers, including Paul.

“The state government is using violence as a tool to target BJP workers and their family members. Post-poll violence is continuing unabated in the state. Police are doing nothing. Today, we gave a call for the law violation programme to protest against this,” said Paul after her arrest.

Similar programmes were also held in Bankura, West Midnapore, Howrah and North 24 Parganas districts.

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