BJP Protests Near Mamata Banerjee’s House Over Alleged Gangrape

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Dilip Ghosh, Locket Chatterjee criticised state government over police inaction on the alleged gangrape

Kolkata:

West Bengal's BJP unit on Thursday held a rally at Hazra Road near Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence, in protest against the gangrape of the wife of a BJP activist recently.

A minor scuffle also broke out between the BJP and police personnel after the party activists were stopped from proceeding towards the CM's residence.

Ms Banerjee's residence is only a few meters away from the venue of the meeting.

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The Mahila Morcha activists squatted on the road and raised slogans against the state government. The incident caused traffic snarls at the busy Hazra crossing. The police also arrested a few Mahila Morcha supporters.

BJP state president Dilip Ghosh along with Mahila Morcha president Locket Chatterjee criticised the state government over police inaction on the alleged gangrape case.

A 30-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped in an under-construction building near her residence at Khardah area in North 24 Parganas district last week.

BJP claimed that the woman is the wife of a party's local leader of the area. The party also claimed that the leader was being threatened by TMC workers for the past few days.

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