Protest in Nadia district over TMC government’s decision of carving a Ranaghat district

Debjit Mukherjee, Nadia: The TMC government’s decision to carve a Ranaghat district out of the existing Nadia district triggered protests on Tuesday with many complaining that the new administrative area would take away their rich culture and heritage associated with Nadia.

Protestors gathered in large numbers at Krishnanagar and Santipur in Nadia district and put up road blockades on Tuesday demanding the rollback of the decision. The demonstrators said the new district, which would be called Ranaghat, would deny them the pride and identity associated with the rich culture and heritage of Nadia that had witnessed the emergence of the Bhakti movement expounded and led by Mahaprabhu Chaitanyadev.

Sources at Nabanna said the government was considering the possibility of naming the two new districts as North Nadia and South Nadia.