In yet another incident which shows the prevailing anarchy in West Bengal, the vehicles of BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya, Mukul Roy and Arjun Singh was hurled with shoes during the party’s roadshow in Kolkata’s Watganj area. The roadshow, which was scheduled to be held from Orphanganj Road to the state BJP headquarters in central Kolkata, had to be shortened after police denied permission for it.
When the procession crossed Watganj area, shoes and stones were hurled from a makeshift stage where a programme of the ruling Trinamool Congress was being held. “The police did not grant us permission to hold roadshow from Alipore to central Kolkata. It allowed us to take out the roadshow till Hastings. We held the programme as per the permission and it was conducted peacefully. However, some TMC workers hurled shoes and stones at us. Our workers showed restraint as we do not want to respond to provocations. We will not respond to violence with violence. We will respond through votes,” said Vijayvargiya.
The incident comes less than a month after BJP national president JP Nadda’s convoy was attacked with stones near Diamond Harbour. Vijayavargiya had also sustained injuries during this violent attack by the TMC hooligans.