Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar held by police for trying to go to Howrah
Clashes are taking place over suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s remarks.
West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Sukanta Majumdar was today held by police for trying to go to Howrah against police advice, where clashes have been taking place for two days in a row over suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s remarks on Prophet Muhammad.
Majumdar was still going ahead and his convoy reached Vidyasagar Setu near Howrah district. The toll plaza had a huge contingent of police that held Majumdar at this point. He wanted to reach Howrah where the clashes had taken place over the past two days. Sukanta Majumdar wanted to leave his New Town home at around 11 in the morning to head towards Howrah but police asked him to not go there. However, Majumdar still left his home, at around 2 pm, and was eventually held in the Vidyasagar Setu toll plaza area.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has tweeted that strict action will be taken in the Howrah case. He was then taken to Lalbazar, the headquarters of Kolkata Police.