Update, 02:55 pm: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has threatened to throw Mamata Banerjee out of Nabanna. He also said that the protest will go on. Thousands of Congress workers have virtually been in a state of giving a war to the cops. Police forces are greatly outnumbered by the agitators and are fearing a run down of their positions if situation got out of hand. Dharmatala has been virtually blanketed by Congress workers.
Security has been beefed up in Nabanna. The main gate of the buildiong has been shut and forces deployed.
Kolkata: Police has literally fortified the roads of Kolkata and enacted massive barricades to prevent the Nabanna Abhiyan organized by Congress on Tuesday. As per reports five thousand police personnel were deployed to prevent the marchers from gheraoing Nabanna.
As the ‘Abhiyan’ begins thousands of Congress workers shouting slogans started rally from Howrah station, Santragachi and Rani Rashmoni Road. Cops have barricaded the Fore Shore Road to prevent the rally from marching towards Nabanna.
As fresh reports are pouring in, Congress workers have started to collide with the police personnel and trying to overrun the barricades. Thousands of Congress workers have gathered in Kolkata from various districts to protest the Trinamool atrocities and a deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had declared that Congress Workers and supporters will accumulate at Howrah station, Satraganchi and Rani Rashmoni Road at 1 Pm for the rally.
Adhir Chowdhury said, “Congress won’t sit quietly if our demands are not paid heed to. If any untoward incident occurs the Congress won’t be responsible for it.
Reacting to the statement of Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, TMC General Secretary Partha Chatterjee had said, “Adhir Chowdhury holds the government responsible for the destructive works he does at Murshidabad. This is nothing new.”