West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday condemned the “arrest” of Trinamool Congress (TMC) employees in Tripura, the place the BJP is in energy, through the social gathering’s nationwide Martyrs’ Day occasion.
Addressing social gathering employees from Kolkata’s Kalighat space, Banerjee advised social gathering employees throughout states that the BJP doesn’t need the Opposition to organise occasions.
“I’ve heard that our employees had been prevented from participating in our as we speak’s programme in Tripura. The BJP needs a dictatorship. They don’t permit others to organise their programmes. In Tripura, they didn’t permit our individuals to organise a rally. Is it a democracy?” requested the TMC chairperson.
The Tripura Police claimed it detained greater than 30 TMC activists, together with the social gathering’s state president Ashish Lal Sinha, in Gournagar in Unakoti district, 190 km from Agartala, for allegedly violating Covid-19 norms. The social gathering’s Unakoti district president Anjan Chakraborty was additionally amongst these held.
“We detained them as they’d violated Covid norms by gathering within the pandemic. They didn’t have any prior permission for the gathering. They had been stored in a brief jail right here,” Kailasahar sub-divisional police officer Chandan Saha advised reporters.
Nevertheless, the social gathering claimed that 82 of its employees and leaders had been arrested. “Police arrested 82 social gathering leaders and stored us all in a brief jail as we speak,” stated Sinha, including that the police made the arrests whereas they had been hoisting the social gathering flag.
TMC MP and the social gathering’s all-India common secretary Abhishek Banerjee, Mamata’s nephew, additionally condemned the arrests. “We strongly condemn the assault on @AITCofficial supporters in @BJP4India dominated states. We’ll NOT be cowed down by such intimidation ways! On #ShahidDibas let me reiterate that TRINAMOOL is not going to budge an inch in its battle towards the oppressive forces. COME WHAT MAY!” he tweeted.