BJP workers led by the party's state president Dilip Ghosh were today stopped by the police when they tried to enter the area where the vandalised bust of Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookherjee is located.
A large posse of policemen in riot gear with watercanon put up a blockade preventing them from moving forward.
Police said 59 BJP workers including two women were arrested for violating law.
Mookerjee's bust was vandalised yesterday by a left wing group "Radical" in protest against pulling down of communist icon Lenin's statue in Tripura.
A showdown was, however, averted with Ghosh calling off today's programme after slogan shouting and conch shell blowing by women members in the rally which it termed as 'suddhikoron abhiyan' (cleansing drive) of the bust.
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