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59 BJP workers arrested for violating law

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

workers led by the party's state were today stopped by the police when they tried to enter the area where the vandalised bust of founder is located.

A large posse of policemen in riot gear with watercanon put up a blockade preventing them from moving forward.

Police said 59 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

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.

Demanding that the government come up with a plan to restore the vandalised bust, the state threatened to hold protests at all district headquarters tomorrow.

Ghosh alleged that ruling activists have beaten up some BJP workers who managed to reach near the bust.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 19:20 IST