West Bengal BJP to hold protests on June 23 over post-poll violence in the state

News Desk: As part of its efforts to corner the Trinamool Congress government over the “post-poll violence” in the state and rally support for its workers, BJP has decided to hold protests in West Bengal.

BJP leaders have alleged that the party workers continue to be targeted in the state by the ruling Trinamool Congress.

The protest is likely to be held on June 23 and party leaders, including MLAs and MPs, will be present in small groups in various districts to raise voice against the Trinamool Congress.

The protests will be held by adhering to the COVID-19 protocols as the state government has extended restrictions till July 1 with some relaxations, a senior leader said.

Senior BJP leaders will lead the protest in Dharmatala area of Kolkata against the Mamata Banerjee government.

BJP leaders alleged that the TMC cadre “is continuously perpetrating violence against those who supported BJP”.

“You must have heard the gory incidents of rapes in Bengal that have come before Supreme Court as well. The violence is not stopping. We get complaints of such violence daily. And to raise voice against this political revenge on our supporters, we would do a symbolic protest in Bengal,” said a senior party leader.

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has said in a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that the post-poll violence in the state is the worst since Independence and does not augur well for democracy.