Sandeshkhali Protest: BJP’s March To Lalbazar Today

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Kolkata: The BJP has announced that it will organise a march to the Kolkata Police headquarters on Wednesday to protest against the post-Lok Sabha poll violence in Bengal as the party seeks to further build on the advantage it gained in the general election.

Besides the “Maha Dhikkar Michhil” from Raja Subodh Mullick Square to Lalbazar on June 12, BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha said the party would observe “black day” across the state and a 12-hour bandh in the Basirhat subdivision on Monday to protest against the Sandeshkhali violence.

“We will hold the mega protest rally from Raja Subodh Mullick Square to Lalbazar on June 12 to protest against the state-wide post-Lok Sabha poll violence that has already led to the murder of nine of our workers in the hands of Trinamul-backed miscreants,” said Sinha.

Sources in the BJP said the party was planning the participation of over one lakh workers from the neighbouring districts of Calcutta in the June 12 march.

The BJP also plans to bring to the procession all its 18 Lok Sabha members in the state and central leaders.

“The Sandeshkhali incident proves that law-and-order is worsening. We will build more pressure on the government in the coming days and make its existence untenable as it cannot protect the lives and properties of people,” said BJP MP Locket Chatterjee.