Trinamool Congress workers on Wednesday took to the streets in various parts of West Bengal to protest arrest of party leader Sudip Bandopadhyay and staged a demonstration in front of union minister Babul Supriyo’s house demanding his arrest.
Bharatiya Janata Party, whose office was attacked on Tuesday by the people carrying TMC flags, meanwhile, urged state governor K N Tripathi to send a report to the Centre demanding imposition of President’s Rule in view of “growing lawlessness” in the state.
TMC activists staged protest in front of the housing society where Supriyo’s house is located, demanded his arrest and resorted to rail blockade at some places.
Supriyo said the TMC activists burnt the BJP flag in front of the society and questioned the role of the police.
“My parents and other residents are scared. Let Didi (Mamata Banerjee) give proof of my involvement in the Rose Valley scam, I will be arrested”, he said.
TMC also took out processions at various places and organised rail blockade at Kankurgachi and staged a protest in front of the Central Bureau of Investigation office.
A TMC delegation led by party secretary general Partha Chatterjee also met the governor and complained of “political vendetta” by the Centre against TMC which is opposing demonetisation.
He also demanded that CBI arrest Supriyo in connection with Rose Valley chit fund scam.
“They (BJP) cannot stop TMC by conspiring and arresting our leaders”, he said.
On BJP’s demand of imposition of President’s rule, he said, “They can demand anything”.
State BJP president Dilip Ghosh led a party delegation to Raj Bhavan and apprised the governor of the attack on their party office yesterday by TMC men.
“It was unthinkable. We did not expect this. Our party office was attacked at different places including Hooghly and Durgapur. Babul Supriyo’s house was attacked. We are
concerned. It should stop”, he said.
The state BJP chief also accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of provoking her party workers to attack BJP offices and leaders.