Bengal Congress To Observe Black Day On Jan 24

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Kolkata: Protesting the attack on Congress workers, West Bengal Pradesh Congress President Somen Mitra has announced on Tuesday to observe ‘black day’ on January 24. As January 23 will be a holiday, so the party will hold the black day programme on January 24 against the State administration.

Congress workers scuffled with the police in Alipore area of the city on Tuesday after the cops stopped them from marching to the office of the District Magistrate South 24 Parganas, officials said.

On the other hand, police baton has hit the congress demonstrators on holding protest against ruling party government on Tuesday which sparked massive chaos in Balurghat.

Congress workers led by former Union minister Deepa Dasmunsi organised a rally in Alipore area outside the district magistrate’s.

When the Congress workers tried to break the cordon they were stopped by the police leading to scuffle followed by mild baton charge by the police to disperse the crowd, officials said. Several Congress workers including Dasmunsi were arrested by the police and later released.