BJP march in Kolkata, 1 lakh supporters expected to join

BJP Protest in Bengal Photo Credit: Twitter BJP

KolkataThe Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is holding a march in Kolkata to protest against the killing of its party men and alleging a complete lapse of law and order in West Bengal.

This march has started from central Kolkata’s Subodh Mullick Square and moving towards Lalbazar from different directions. Supporters are shouting slogans like ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and ‘Jai Shri Ram’ as they are progressing through the streets.

According to the saffron party sources, close to one lakh people are expected to take part in the rally.

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In 2017, the party had held another march to the city Police Headquarters, during which a large number of BJP workers clashed with police leading to chaotic scenes on the streets.

In a bid to curb any untoward incident this time, security has been beefed up at all major crossings, while Lalbazar has been turned into a fortress since morning.

“Barricades have been put up at all the important junctures across the nine possible entry points to Lalbazar,” said a senior officer.

“Personnel armed with water cannons and tear gas shells will be posted at various points,” he added.