BJP National Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, accusing West Bengal police of throwing bombs and violating human rights during the party’s march to the State Secretariat on Saturday, said he would demand the justice for “justice in inhuman treatment by force”.
He criticized the West Bengal government for following “two sets of rules” – one for the BJP and another for the ruling TMC and said COVID-19 protocols were violated during TMC anti-rape rallies alleged Hathras and farm bills, but no action was taken against him.
The party leader in Bengal said: “The type of treatment inflicted on BJP activists during their democratic march to the secretariat on Thursday is unprecedented and unacceptable. The police threw bombs on our cadres, ransacked their buses and violated human rights. Our workers’ party were kicked and the police even roughed up our female cadres.
“Is this how you (the Bengal police) treat the workers of the opposition party?” Vijayvargiya asked.
Alleging that bogus cases were filed against BJP workers after the rally, he said: “We will move the tribunal and the human rights commission to seek justice for the atrocities committed by the West Bengal police. “
Mr Vijayvargiya’s comments came a day after police booked him in with top BJP leaders like its National Vice President Mukul Roy, State Unity Chairman Dilip Ghosh, National Secretary Arvind Mennon and MPs Arjun Singh and Locket Chatterjee for riot and violation of the Epidemic Disease Act.
They were charged with unlawful assembly, riots, destruction of public property, criminal obstruction, assault on an official and violating the Disaster Management Act.
Some of the sections slapped on BJP leaders are unavailable, police said.
On the issue of police assaulting a Sikh man and pulling his turban at the party rally in Howrah, Mr. Vijayvargiya accused the TMC government as it stood of harming the feelings of the community.
“No one is treated with dignity in Bengal except one particular community for the politics of the voting banks. We have been saying this for a long time. Now the visuals (of the march) also say the same thing,” he said. declared.