Clashes broke out on Thursday between BJP workers and the West Bengal Police in Howrah district of state after the Bharatiya Janata Party workers tried to break through barricades during their march towards Nabanna, the West Bengal Secretariat.
Several BJP workers began marching towards Nabanna to protest against the law and order problems in the state.
In a bid to stop the march, the Bengal police resorted to lathi-charge, used tear gas and water cannons on BJP workers at Santragachi in Howrah district.
The West Bengal government had announced that all the offices in the building will stay shut for two days (today and tomorrow) for sanitization.
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha national president Tejasvi Surya led the march.
“This is what fascism looks like! Country bombs hurled at our rally by TMC goons from rooftops. Tear gas and water canons launched against a peaceful march. The tyrant’s time is coming to an end,” Surya tweeted.
“We are protesting democratically, but Mamata Ji has tried to turn our peaceful demonstration into a violent protest,” BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said.