May 29, 2023

The police detained a number of get together staff and leaders following the clashes (Representational)


BJP activists clashed with the police outdoors the get together’s headquarters in Kolkata at present after they had been stopped from taking out a rally to protest in opposition to the alleged violence through the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections.

BJP – the Opposition within the state – had demanded the cancellation of the “violence-marred civic body polls” held yesterday and introduced that it’ll maintain protests throughout the state and organise a rally within the metropolis through the day.

The metropolis police put up barricades outdoors the BJP workplace since morning, saying that the get together did not have permission to take out the rally.

As the protesters started their march, they had been stopped outdoors the get together workplace, resulting in a struggle with the police.

Several get together staff and leaders have been detained following this.

“Whenever the BJP wants to take out any rally, permission is denied citing Covid norms. We had announced yesterday that we will protest against the violence in the civic polls,” the get together’s state vice-president Jaiprakash Majumdar mentioned.

The Left and Congress additionally staged protests close to the State Election Commission workplace in Kolkata in opposition to the alleged violence within the civic physique polls.

Sporadic incidents of violence, together with the hurling of crude bombs at two cubicles, had been reported through the KMC elections at the same time as over 63 p.c of the practically 40.5 lakh voters exercised their franchise.

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