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BJP to observe 'Black Day' across Bengal on Monday

IANS  |  Kolkata 

In a bid to protest against the killing of their party men in West Bengal's North 24 district a day ago, the (BJP) will observe 'Black Day' across the state on Monday, a said on Sunday.

The party has also called for a 12-hour general strike in the Basirhat sub-division on Monday and a 'condemnation march' to the headquarters in on June 12.

"We condemn the role of the police and the state administration who acted like silent spectators when our workers were killed by Trinamool goons. We will hold 'Black Day' across Bengal tomorrow. Also, there will be a 12-hour general strike across the Basirhat subdivision," BJP said.

"To protest against the complete lapse of law and order in Bengal, we will hold a mega condemnation rally in Kolkata on June 12," he added.

The rally will start from and go to Lalbazar, the leader said.

Earlier, a saffron party delegation was stopped by the police from bringing the bodies of two of its slain workers from Sandeshkhali in North 24 district to Kolkata.

The bodies were then sent back to Sandeshkhali for performing the last rites.

A severe clash broke out between Trinamool and BJP workers in Sandeshkhali's Hatgachi area over the removal of saffron party flags on Saturday afternoon.

The police have so far confirmed the death of three political workers -- two from the BJP and one from the Trinamool -- though the two warring parties claimed more casualties.

While the BJP claimed that four of their workers were shot dead and several others went missing, the Trinamool alleged that three of their supporters were killed.



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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 21:02 IST