BJP Cancels Mega Protest Rally After Majerhat Bridge Mishap


Kolkata: West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party has cancelled their mega-rally scheduled on September 6 after the collapse of Majerhat bridge. The postponed date of the rally has not been finalised till now.

National secretary of BJP Rahul Sinha informed that, temporarily the rally has been cancelled after the bridge mishap. BJP national president Amit Shah has asked party workers to help in the rescue work in the Majerhat bridge collapse. He instructed officials in Kolkata soon after hearing the news.

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Moment the news reached the BJP office at 6 Murlidhar Sen Lane, a part of the party left for the spot. BJP leaders like Rahul Sinha, Ritesh Tewari, Sayantan Basu, Locket Chatterjee, Debjit Sarkar and other reached the spot.

The rally was scheduled to take place Kolkata and other districts on September 6 as a protest against violence took place on Panchayat board formation and BJP worker death involved in the Panchayat case.

CM has also assures if the governing body of the bridge is found guilty then proper investigation will be done and the members of the concerned department will get punishment. An investigation committee has been formed under the leadership of the Chief Secretary.This committee will investigate the incident.

On the other hand, Mamata Banerjee return to the city but there were no flights so she had to postponed her arrival. She will return on Wednesday instead of today due to availability of flights and proper communication due to rain. However, after the bridge collapsed, Mamata addressed the media more than one time. She also said, “ Our team is focused on relief and rescue work. Our priority is relief and rescue. Rest of the investigation will be done later.”

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced ex-gratia for the dead and the injured. It is learned that she has announced Rs 5lakh for the family of the deceased and Rs. 50 thousand for the injured.