BJP state president Dilip Ghosh today said that his party will actively resist against every single attack by the Trinamul Congress on its supporters. He was reacting to the violence in Nadia, in which some Trinamul supporters allegedly attacked some Bharatiya Janata Yuba Morcha (BJYM) supporters with bamboo sticks during the motorbike rally while rally participants were heading towards Plassey from Nadia.
Tension broke out in the locality over this issue. Mr Ghosh said that Trinamul Congress also unnecessary created a controversy that outsiders came to join the BJYM rally as several motorbikes joined the rally containing the number plates of the other states, including Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. “All motorbikes have valid documents, police may verify it. There is no ban on the motorcycles from outside states. All necessary documents of the outside state motorbikes were deposited to the motor vehicle department of West Bengal,” he said.
Trinamul secretary general Partha Chatterjee yesterday said that BJP brought those bikes to lure the voters for presenting them as gifts before bypolls at Noapara Assembly constituency and Uluberia Parliament constituency. He also said that TMC is strictly monitoring the activities of the bikers. Mr Ghosh, however, said that BJYM will complete the rally peacefully. “These bikes were brought from the Uttar Pradesh. So if something goes wrong, police will see it. The TMC had tried all sorts of tricks to stop us from conducting this rally. But we are determined to finish this rally.
They won’t be able to stop us,” he said. BJP’s youth wing yesterday resumed its motorcycle rally from Kolkata, two days after it was stopped due to clashes with TMC activists.West Bengal BJP chief, the party’s national secretary, Rahul Sinha, leader Mukul Roy flagged off the ‘Sankalpa Pratirodh Yatra’ rally from Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral house in north Kolkata.
Mr Roy yesterday alleged that the way the rallyists was attacked by TMC activists on Friday in the city shows that “democracy doesn’t exist in Bengal’. He also said that the peaceful conclusion of this rally will be BJP’s mark of protest against the misrule of the TMC. The rally will end in Coochbehar.
Meanwhile, Gariahat police station today received the nod from Alipore court to proceed with the investigation of charges of intimidation against the state BJP president. The BJP leader had allegedly made intimidatory statements after Pratirodh Sankalp Abhijan taken out by the youth wing of the party ran into trouble.Complaints against him were made at both Hare Street and Gariahat police stations.