On Wednesday (February 24), workers of Bhartiya Janata Party and Trinamool Congress clashed against each other during programmes by both parties on the same route in central Kolkata.
Workers of Bhartiya Janata Party and Trinamool Congress clashed against each other in Kolkata on Wednesday (February 24) during programmes by both parties on the same route in central Kolkata.
The BJP was holding its 'Parivartan Yatra’ and the TMC was staging a dharna on the same route. The clash broke out when the BJP workers participating in the roadshow were moving towards Sealdah.
Flags of both parties were torn and bikes and police vehicles parked across the road were damaged in the clash. However, there were no reports of injury.
The BJP claimed that TMC supporters threw shoes and brooms at them and blamed the police for not intervening.
Union minister Babul Supriyo reached the spot and pacified the agitated party workers. BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari questioned how the administration allowed the TMC to stage a protest when it has already given permission to the BJP to hold its Rath yatra.
Later police cleared the road and the yatra resumed. It ended peacefully in College Street.
Last Updated Feb 25, 2021, 2:08 PM IST