Lathi Charge At Congress Law Violation Prog In Balurghat

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Balurghat: In an move against Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool government, West Bengal Congress has staged law violation protest in Balurghat of South Dinajpur district on Tuesday.

In that programme, All India Congress Committee member Azim Khan, Pradesh Congress Executive Chairman and MLA Shankar Malakar and Congress students wing General Secretary Sourab Prasad and other people of the party.

The West Bengal Congress had organised law violation programmes across the state against the alleged “misrule” of TMC in Bengal.

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.

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.

The state Congress unit has decided to organise black day across the state on January 24 against the attack on its party activists.