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BJP writes to Rajnath, WB chief secy for safety of members attending Shah's rally

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

With the TMC announcing protest rallies in tomorrow against the NRC, the BJP leadership wrote to and the state today, requesting them to ensure the safety and security of its members who will arrive in the city for Amit Shah's rally.

(BJP) wrote to Singh, requesting him to urge the (TMC) government in to ensure the safety and security of the saffron party's workers, who will come to attend Shah's rally and on their way back.

wrote to West Bengal Malay De, requesting him to ensure the safety of the BJP workers.

The TMC leadership has announced protest rallies across the state, except in Kolkata, tomorrow against the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in that was published on July 30, party sources said.

"In the letter, I have apprised of the situation -- how our workers, who are coming to attend our rally, are being attacked. The TMC and the police administration have joined hands. I have requested him to tell the to ensure the safety and security of the BJP workers," Ghosh said.

The BJP rally will start at 11 am tomorrow, he said, adding, "The TMC has called its rallies to attack our cadre and stop them from reaching the venue. We have asked the to ensure proper security arrangements."

Majumdar said, "The TMC wants to instigate violence and ensure that untoward incidents take place. We have told the chief secretary that if any untoward incident takes place, the TMC and the government will be held responsible for it.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 21:45 IST