Violence erupted in Kolkata’s Central Avenue space on Wednesday throughout a protest rally organised by the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) youth wing on the problem of the ability tariffs in Kolkata.
Tons of of BJP staff marched in direction of the headquarters of Calcutta Electrical Provide Company, the corporate which distributes energy to Kolkata and adjoining areas. The BJP’s management was demanding a discount within the current energy tariff in West Bengal.
Police used water cannons and tear gasoline shells to disperse protesters. Some BJP supporters had been injured within the violence and a lot of BJP supporters had been taken into police custody.
Raju Banerjee and Sayantan Basu, the 2 normal secretaries of the State BJP unit who had been main the rally, stated that there was unprovoked use of power on the supporters. Each of them had been detained by the police together with different supporters. Stress prevailed within the Central Avenue space as police tried to apprehended the protesters.
The state unit of BJP claimed 85 staff, together with 5 State-level leaders have been detained by the police.