According to sources in the police, the Opposition parties have taken up the tactics of creating continuous trouble by staging demonstration and roadblocks to make their existence feel after losing their face in the Assembly elections.
Mainly the Congress and the CPI(M) leaders those had raised their voice in favour of the “unofficial alliance” are in support of hitting the street on different issues to be in the limelight and it may affect the law and order situation in the state.
Protesting against the decision to organise the swearing-in ceremony, the Congress and CPI(M) had started their sit-in-demonstration from Wednesday at Y-Channel. The BJP had gone a step ahead and threatened to put up road block on the oath-taking day to protest against the incidents of post-poll violence.
According to the rank and file of the Kolkata Police, the sit-in demonstration protesting the swearing-in ceremony on Red Road is baseless. The reason being there was no complaint of traffic congestion as the road is remaining close for the preparation of the ceremony.
Leaders of the Congress and the CPI(M) are claiming that they had decided to raise the protest for the common people.
But the issue for which they are demonstrating has nothing to deal with the everyday life of people.
It may be mentioned that the CPI(M) had taken up the similar tactics ahead of the elections and they also have plans to march towards city police headquarter at Lalbazar simply to create a chaos and to instigate the police to resort to lathicharge.
Receiving prior information, the police had undertaken all measures and avoided all possibilities that would have tarnished the image of state government. Again, after the elections the parties in the Opposition are trying to come up to the surface by opting the politics of roadblocks and sit-in-demonstrations.
As per the intelligence inputs that the city police have received, the first target would be to bring the central business district to a standstill by holding roadblocks.
There will be nothing to surprise if similar tactics is taken up to create disturbances in districts.
It is learnt that besides the Kolkata Police, top brass of the state police are also aware of the fact and directed the officers in the districts to make necessary arrangements to avoid deterioration of the law and order situation.
Sources said that additional policemen under a senior police officer will be deployed on the day of the swearing-in at vulnerable pockets to check any incidents of roadblock and sit in demonstration.