BJP MPs including Meenakshi Lekhi arrested while trying to enter violence-hit Basirhat
Police arrested three MPs of a BJP central team comprising Meenakshi Lekhi, Om Mathur and Satyapal Singh while they were on the way to Basirhat on Saturday morning.
The team was stopped at Michaelnagar near Dum Dum airport, the same spot where the police intercepted a state BJP team on Friday.
Police officers cited prohibitory orders in different parts of Basirhat sub-division to prevent Lekhi’s team from proceeding to the areas scarred by communal clashes this week.
“It’s strange. You are claiming that the situation is under control. Yet you are preventing us from going,” Lekhi was heard telling the police officers.
Separately on Saturday, the BJP took out a protest rally in Kolkata against the violence that has rocked Basirhat.
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“We will go to Basirhat and speak to the people. We will find out the situation there and the trouble that the locals are facing,” Lekhi had told the media after she landed in Kolkata.....
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