The BJP, a rising force in West Bengal, organised a rally from Hazra More, a politically important area in the heart of Kolkata, with party workers wearing helmets to protest against rising incidents of violence in the state. Chandra Bose, BJP's candidate for South Kolkata, says, "We are wearing these helmets to save our head because we have a terror government who are likely to break our heads so we have to protect our heads." Bose says, "Political violence has been there in Bengal earlier during the Left Front regime as well, but today it has reached its peak. The BJP would ensure peace returns to Bengal. We will not allow any political party to cause a reign of terror here."