Kolkata: On Thursday afternoon Kolkata Police blocked the purification march of BJP which was going to purify the statue of Shyama Prasad Mookherjee that was vandalized on Wednesday early morning by some far-left student activists. The BJP had plans of purifying the statue of Shyama Prasad Mookherjee from what they called “touch of anti-nationals” by cleaning it with milk.
The Rally that was mostly peaceful in nature was blocked by police at the Rash Behari avenue of the city. BJP members and supporters in the rally were carrying huge drums of milk and Ganges water, with which they had plans of cleaning the vandalized statue.
After being blocked the BJP West Bengal state President, Dilip Ghosh said that they are ready to suspend their today’s program only if state government assures them of repairing the statue of Shyama Prasad Mookherjee. He further said that if they don’t receive any such assurances from the state government, then they will organize sittings (Dharna) in-front of statues and photos of Shayama Prasad Mookherjee across all districts of West Bengal on Friday.
Meanwhile some other BJP members and supporters who tried to arrive at the statue of Shyama Prasad Mookherjee through a different route were blocked and assaulted by people allegedly belonging to TMC at the entrance of CR Das Park, where the statue is situated.
Some activists belonging to an ultra-left political outfit know as the ‘radicals’, broke the face and smeared ink on the statue of Shyama Prasad Mookherjee situated in CR Das Park near Keoratala cremation ground, on Wednesday early morning. The group has admitted that their actions were in revenge of the demolition of Vladimir Lenin’s statue in Tripura.
The purification march of BJP in Kolkata was a day after party’s protest march about growing crimes against women, ended up in a chaos between the workers and police officials on the streets of the city.
Ever since the results came out from the other Bengali dominated state Tripura, the political tensions between BJP and ruling TMC are escalating with every passing day in West Bengal.
While TMC seems to be finally considering BJP as a legitimate threat to their rule in West Bengal after the Tripura mandate, the BJP is confident that after the Northeastern state, West Bengal is going to be the next area to painted in saffron.