The police on Friday detained BJP’s Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy in Kolkata for holding a rally in support of Citizenship Amendment Act.
igh drama was witnessed in West Bengal on Friday after top BJP leaders, including state party in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy, were detained by police during a rally in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Kolkata.
The pro-CAA rally was being held at Tollygunge in south Kolkata.
Sources told India Today that the BJP leaders were taken into custody as they didn’t have permission to hold the rally.
The BJP wanted to conduct the march allegedly without police permission following which some top party leaders were taken away in a police van, sources added.
The Citizenship Amendment Act has been the latest political flash point in West Bengal, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is among the most vocal critics of the BJP, opposing it tooth and nail and the BJP keen on implementing it in the state.
The TMC supremo condemned the BJP-led government at the Centre for allegedly destroying harmony in the country by trying to forcibly implement the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, the National Population Register and the National Register of Citizens.
Saying she would not allow the implementation of CAA, NPR or NRC in Bengal, Banerjee had said, “The BJP is trying to play a communal game in the name of implementing these. Be cautious about it.