Kolkata, July 7: BJP MP Rupa Ganguly today detained by Police while on her way to Basirhat. While several BJP, Left, Congress leaders were not allowed to enter Baduria in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district.
“The situation is still tense. We have not allowed any delegation to go there as it might create problems,” a senior district official said.
The Congress delegation, led by WBPCC chief Adhir Chowdhury, was also stopped near North 24 Parganas’ Barasat for the same reason.
“We wanted to get to the violence-hit areas of Basirhat, Baduria and Swarupnagar to lend a helping hand to the administration. The law and order situation is terrible. If the administration does not get tough on these issues, the situation would worsen,” said Chowdhury.
He also urged West Bengal Chief Minister to convey all-party meeting on the issue.
While the Bharatiya Janata Party delegation comprising state party President Dilip Ghosh, party leaders Jay Prakash Majumdar and Locket Chatterjee were stopped near Michel Nagar in North 24 Parganas, the team of Left Front leaders were halted at district’s Ashoknagar first and at Deganga later by police saying prohibitory orders were in force in the violence-hit areas.
“We were stopped near the Kolkata airport on our way to Baduria by the officers of Bidhannagar Commissionerate. When we protested, they announced prohibitory orders have been imposed in the area right from that moment. How can this happen in a democracy?” said actor turned politician Locket Chatterjee.
West Bengal had witnessed communal clashes over a controversial Facebook post last week.
A 17-year-old student in Baduria, posted about Prophet Mohammed which triggered a violence between the communities.
However, the student has been arrested in connection with this incident.