Birbhum massacre: Opposition plans protests against ‘crippling’ law & order
The BJP’s Bengal unit has decided to hit the streets over the Bogtui carnage in Birbhum’s Rampurhat on Monday to protest against the massacre and the “crippling” law and order in the state.
“Our mass rally will be held in protest against the Rampurhat killings, the breakdown of law and order in the state and an attempt to fool Bengal’s people in the name of recovering illegal arms,” party chief spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya said, adding that all people’s representatives and state BJP leaders would take part in the rally that would start from Wellington Square and end at Rani Rashmoni Avenue.
“A public meeting will be held at the end of the rally,” Bhattacharya added.
The announcement came on a day when a team of BJP leaders from Birbhum and Murshidabad started a two-day sit-in in front of the Rampurhat sub-divisional office. Leader of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari led a rally to the SDO’s office and sat there for a while.
Lashing out at the Trinamul Congress and Mamata Banerjee while addressing journalists at Rampurhat, Suvendu said the image of the chief minister had been “destroyed” by the Bogtui incident.
Trinamul spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said the BJP was trying to play politics over bodies.