Several Bharatiya Janata Party leaders were detained on Tuesday during the party’s march to the West Bengal secretariat building in Howrah, ANI reported.
Among those detained include the Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, Locket Chatterjee, Taapshi Mondol, Rahul Sinha, Dibankar Gharami and others.
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The BJP is holding a march against the alleged corruption by the ruling Trinamool Congress. Hundreds of saffron party supporters from across the state arrived in Kolkata and neighbouring Howrah on Tuesday morning to take part in the ‘Nabanna Abhijan’ or march to the secretariat, according to NDTV.
This is the saffron party’s biggest campaign against the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool government since its defeat in the Assembly elections last year.
West Bengal Police denied permission for the protest and imposed Section 144 of Code of Criminal Proceedure, which prohibits large gatherings, around the secretariat building, The Indian Express reported. Several BJP workers from across the state were also detained by the police.
On Tuesday, Adhikari denounced the police action and alleged that…