Several injured as BJP clashes with police in WB

Wednesday 06th March 2019 02:16 EST

KOLKATA: Several people were injured as clashes broke out in different parts of West Bengal when police sought to stop BJP activists from holding the 'Vijay Sankalp' bike rallies. Launched by Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah, the rallies were part of the party's nationwide outreach campaign ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. However, they were denied permission because of board examinations and traffic issues, a senior police officer said. Police intercepted the rally participants on Central Avenue, Jorabagan, Kakurgachi and other important points, while disruptions were reported from North 24 Parganas, Howrah, West Burdwan, South Dinajpur, Cooch Behar and West Medinipur districts.

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