BJP's law violation programme brings city traffic to a crawl
Kolkata: BJP's law violation programme on Wednesday paralysed traffic movement in the Northern fringes of the city, causing inconvenience to thousands of people. The Lalbazar march of the state BJP leaders was stopped by police on Ganesh Chandra Avenue. A scuffle broke out the between police and BJP activists, when the latter tried the break the police barricade.
In another incident, seven persons aged between 22-29 suddenly gathered at Chittaranjan Uddyan near Keoratala Crematorium under Tollygunge PS area at around 8:45 a.m on Wednesday and tried to vandalise and deface a stone bust of Syama Prasad Mookerjee. The accused claimed themselves to be members of Bampanthi Chhatra Sangathan-Radical.
State Power minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay rushed to the spot and condemned the incident, saying such acts of vandalism would not be tolerated.
Anirban Ganguly, director, Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation, said "The act of vandalising Dr Mookerjee's bust that stands on the very spot where he was cremated in Kolkata in 1953, is despicable, cowardly and condemnable."