Bhartiya Janta Party called for a 12-hour bandh today as a sign of protest against the attack on its MP Arjun Singh. The bandh has been called in Barrackpore constituency.
West Bengal: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for a 12-hour bandh today in Barrackpore, North 24 Parganas district from 6 am to 6 pm, to protest against the attack on party's MP Arjun Singh yesterday. pic.twitter.com/MuDKt5wprn
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BJP’s bandh will start at 6 am. Then the March will begin from 10:30 am from Shyambazar Crossing in Kolkata. It is expected that the saffron party will Gherao DC South Suburban office to condemn the frequent attacks on its leaders – Shri Dilip Ghosh, Shri Biswanath Das, and Shri Arjun Singh.
On Sunday, MP Arjun Singh was attacked in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district when police resorted to baton charge at Kankinara to lift a road blockade. The leader suffered head injuries. He said that the Barrackpore police commissioner Manoj Verma struck him in his head. He has also accused TMC (Trinamool Congress) of vandalizing his car and capturing his party office.
Arjun Singh said that he was going for a blood donation camp when he saw several TMC workers trying to capture a local BJP office in the area. He, while speaking to media said, “I was attacked and my car was vandalized. People were protesting peacefully. Police Commissioner Manoj Verma cane-charged on my head and abused me verbally. My residence is also being attacked.”
It has been reported that along with West Bengal unit of BJP party, Sukanta Mondal, Pradip Mondal, Debdas Mondal, and their families, will also sit on a protest to oppose Sandeshkhali killings and rising political violence in the state.
Previously, few BJP workers have been taken into the custody after they were found protesting outside Arjun Singh’s house. Around 5 policemen suffered minor injuries in the scuffle.
MP Arjun Singh was attacked previously in May also.