New Delhi: After the violence in Howrah and North Dinajpur, a case of violence has come to light in Hooghly on Sunday. There has been fierce violence during the Shobha yatra organized on the theme of Ram Navami in Hooghly.
The procession was organised by the BJP and was also attended by BJP national vice president Dilip Ghosh. During the procession, two groups clashed with each other.
“Hooligans and thugs will be crushed with an iron hand. They will be made to curse the day they were born. Democracy can’t be derailed. State is determined to put an end to this arson & looting. Lawbreakers will soon realise that they’re playing with fire: West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose on Hooghly ruckus,” ANI news agency tweeted.
Earlier, on Thursday, there was fierce violence in Howrah and Uttar Dinajpur on Ram Navami. There were incidents of assault and stone-pelting between two groups during the Ram Navami procession at both places.
At the same time, the miscreants had set many vehicles on fire. In view of the tension, heavy police force was deployed in the violence-affected areas.
However, police said the situation in Howrah, about 40 km from Hooghly, was peaceful and under control. Shops and markets opened as soon as the traffic movement started in the morning.
After the violence on Ram Navami, a round of allegations and counter-allegations started between the BJP and the Trinamool. While the BJP had shared a video of some people vandalising shops and pelting stones at the Rapid Action Force (RAF) and police, Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee also released a video targeting the BJP.