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Tight security on Howrah Bridge as BJP begins ‘March to Nabanna’, at least 50,000 expected

The West Bengal government has cited the pandemic to deny permission for a major gathering during the BJP youth wing's scheduled "March to Nabanna" on Thursday and said peaceful and democratic rallies within "permissible parameters" of only 100 people would be allowed.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: October 8, 2020 1:14:21 pm
bjp march to nabanna, Tejasvi Surya, Tejasvi Surya kolkata, Tejasvi Surya nabanna, bjp nabanna march howrah bridge, security on howrah bridge, kolkata city newsKolkata Police on standby ahead of the BJP rally on Thursday.

Newly appointed BJYM president Tejasvi Surya on Wednesday alleged that the Mamata Banerjee government has shut Nabanna out of fear ahead of the organisation’s march to the state secretariat on Thursday.

He said that it was expected that permission would be denied for the rallies, while asserting that the protest programme will be a success and will be participated by at least 50,000 people. In view of this, tight security has been deployed on the Howrah Bridge to prevent the party workers from heading towards the state secretariat.

The West Bengal government has cited the pandemic to deny permission for a major gathering during the BJP youth wing’s scheduled “March to Nabanna” on Thursday and said peaceful and democratic rallies within “permissible parameters” of only 100 people would be allowed.

bjp march to nabanna, Tejasvi Surya, Tejasvi Surya kolkata, Tejasvi Surya nabanna, bjp nabanna march howrah bridge, security on howrah bridge, kolkata city news On the closure of Nabanna for two days, he claimed that the state secretariat has been closed in all practical terms since Mamata Banerjee took over as chief minister.

The government also announced that Nabanna will be shut for two days from October 8 “for sanitisation purpose”.

Addressing a press conference around 11 pm at the BJP office here, Surya said, “Mamata didi has got afraid. I have learnt that she has closed the CMO. This is the sign of a real ‘paribartan’ (change) in Bengal and this is being led by the patriotic youth of the state and the rest of the country is with them.”

He said that the state government is citing the COVID-19 situation to deny permission for the BJYM march, but the Trinamool Congress supremo had herself led a rally against the farm bills a couple of days ago.

“Are there one set of rules for the TMC and another for other parties?” he asked.

“Mamata ji is a living example of what a Fascist government looks like,” Surya said, adding that he has come to participate in the first protest rally after being appointed the national president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM).

bjp march to nabanna, Tejasvi Surya, Tejasvi Surya kolkata, Tejasvi Surya nabanna, bjp nabanna march howrah bridge, security on howrah bridge, kolkata city news The government also announced that Nabanna will be shut for two days from October 8 “for sanitisation purpose”.

On the closure of Nabanna for two days, he claimed that the state secretariat has been closed in all practical terms since Mamata Banerjee took over as chief minister.

The decision to shut down Nabanna on working days drew condemnation from the BJP leadership, which termed the decision as a “reflection of TMC’s fear”, but maintained that they would go ahead with the programme.

Alleging that the most corrupt government is in power in West Bengal now, he said, “Because of this government of syndicates and cut money, unemployment is increasing in the state.”

Alleging that those who raise their voice against the TMC government are eliminated, he claimed, “In the last two years, at least 200 members of the BJP’s youth wing have been killed by goons of the TMC.”

Claiming that all nationalist young men and women of the country are with the youth of Bengal, he said that they will together bring down the TMC government in the state and restore the lost glory of Bengal.

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