Kolkata: BJP’s youth wing ‘Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM)’ on Monday resumed its motorcycle rally, two days after it was stopped due to clashes with TMC activists.
West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, the party’s national secretary Rahul Sinha, leader Mukul Roy flagged off the ‘Sankalpa Pratirodh Yatra’ rally from Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral house in north Kolkata.
BJP said, “The TMC had tried all sort of tricks to stop us from conducting this rally. But we are determined to finish this rally. They won’t be able to stop us” . He accused the police administration of playing into the hands of the ruling TMC and trying to create hurdles while conducting the rally.
Mukul Roy alleged, “The way the rally was attacked by TMC activists on Friday in the city shows that “democracy doesn’t exist in Bengal”. “The peaceful conclusion of this rally will be our mark of protest against the misrule of the TMC,” Mukul Roy added.
The rally will stop at Krishnanagar today before heading towards Coochbehar in north Bengal tomorrow. The BJYM, which had started the eight-day motorbike rally from New Digha in East Midnapore district to Coochbehar district, had to stop it on January 12 following clashes with TMC workers in Kolkata. Several BJP activists were injured during the clash.