BJP prepares for ‘Nabanna Chalo Abhiyan’. Suspense around rally as Police deny clearance.


Today’s biggest news of a city, BJP’s rally is already in procession . A fresh trigger for political tension between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC) came out Monday as the West Bengal Police denied clearance for the former’s Nabanna march programme. The BJP claimed that the state police are acting like “TMC cadres” and that the party will not seek permission to hold its Nabanna march today. We did Nabanna march last time when Section 144 was imposed, again we will do it. It’s our fight to save Bengal,” said WB BJP President S Majumdar .He further went on to say, “Three of our leaders will organise the Nabanno Chalo campaign from Howrah ground, College Square, and Santraganchi respectively. TMC is trying to stop our rallies. We do not need permission from anyone.

BJP MLA, Agnimitra Paul while preparing for the rally said, “Preparation done. It’s not BJP’s protest, but the protest of all people of Bengal. Mamata Banerjee has to answer why her govt has cheated the people of Bengal.”You have mentioned that one of the assembly points will be at Howrah Maidan. You must be aware that Bangabasi, Howrah Maidan and GT Road areas are highly congested. A large number of vehicles including vehicles carrying school students pass through this stretch of the GT Road,“When on October 8, 2020 Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha’s (BJYM) had happened there was a massive breach of peace, resulting in a serious law and order problem. So keeping the problems in view which happened last time, no rally as such would be allowed.The Opposition party has made several plans to ensure a large turnout for the rally, for which the administration has not granted permission, and some untoward incidents during the day are not out of the question. However, the ruling camp has questioned the BJP’s use of funds to bring supporters from across the state to Kolkata.

Joy Prakash Majumdar, a TMC leader who defected from the BJP, alleged that the Opposition party has taken crores of rupees from businessmen who fled the country and is most likely using that money for its programmes. “To my knowledge, the BJP spent around Rs 2,000 crore in the 2021 Assembly polls,” he said.Unlike the TMC, we follow standard procedures for such programmes. The BJP believes in ethics and accountability. “We don’t support the idea of encouraging our activists-supporters to enjoy a free ride in public transport, inconveniencing general commuters,” S Majumdar said.

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