A month after Bharatiya Janata Party national president JP Nadda’s convoy was attacked with stones in West Bengal, now shoes were hurled at party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya’s and Mukul Roy’s vehicles on Monday during a roadshow in South Kolkata. ALSO READ | ‘Sourav Ganguly Was Under Pressure To Join Politics,’ CPI(M) Leader’s Claim Triggers Political Storm
According to the early reports, the saffron party is holding a mega rally in South Kolkata ahead of the Bengal assembly polls, despite Kolkata Police not granting permission for the same. BJP’s roadshow was denied permission in Kolkata by the administration due to the long route.
The incident has come days after Convoys of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda and General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya were attacked in West Bengal as the two leaders were on their way to Diamond Harbour to meet party workers for the upcoming Bengal assembly elections in 2021.
Nadda was shown black flags allegedly by Trinamool Congress supporters when he arrived in Kolkata’s Hastings area to inaugurate the party’s election office in December last year. Accusing TMC for the attack, JP Nadda said that Mamata’s Bengal has become a state of intolerance and lawlessness.
Following the incident, Kailash Vijayvargiya was provided with ‘Z+’ category security, bulletproof car in his convoy and increased number of security guards.
After since the last incident, Vijayvargiya has been continuously targeting the Mamta Banerjee government. He said that central forces should be urgently deployed in Bengal to put a ‘full stop’ on the ‘current political violence and atmosphere of terror’ in the state.