Dilip Ghosh, Suvendu Adhikari of BJP Arrested In Kolkata Over Covid Norms

  • | Tuesday | 17th August, 2021

 BJP leaders with Dilip Ghosh and Suvendu Adhikari were arrested in Bengal. 

 BJP leaders in Bengal including Dilip Ghosh and Suvendu Adhikari arrested in Kolkata today for violating Covid rules during a protest in the heart of the city. 150 leaders and party workers were arrested today, the BJP allegeds.

The BJP leaders, including former Minister of State Debasree Chowdhury, staged a sit-in at the Gandhi statue to mark the "Poschimbongo Bachao Diwas (Save West Bengal Day)" to counter the Trinamool Congress`s "Khela Hobe Diwas".

The BJP had announced they would organize a dharna at Rani Rashmoni Avenue. However, even after they failed to get the necessary permissions, they showed up at the Gandhi statue. The police battled with central security provided to several BJP leaders to arrest them.

TMC party has hurt the sentiments by celebrating Khela Hobe Diwas today - a day recorded in Indian history as the Direction Action Day of 1946 when protests called by the Muslim League had led to horrific riots in Kolkata which came to be known as the Great Calcutta Killing, the BJP has claimed.

The Trinamool clarified that the Khela Hobe Diwas was being held to encourage sports in the state and in remembrance of a stampede during a football match in the city on this day in 1980. 

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