West Bengal: BJP rally stopped, saffron workers clashed with police

News Desk: On Monday, BJP leaders clashed with police in Kolkata after the party workers rally were stopped from proceeding. Several leaders and workers of the opposition party were detained during the clashes, a police officer said.

State BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar said “We’ll force chief minister Banerjee to reduce the VAT. Police might try to stop us but we’ll fight them”

“TMC stopped our rally because they are scared” he added.

Leader of opposition in Bengal Suvendu Adhikari said “Rallies will be held at any cost. Not just the Centre, several other states have slashed taxes to bring down the fuel prices, but the TMC government which pretends to be pro-people is yet to do the same”

BJP leader Dilip Ghosh also hit out at the TMC. “TMC was most worried about the surge in fuel prices, but now it did not even issue any response”

“Reduce the VAT if you are so concerned about people’s problems” he added.