Mediapersons heckled by BJP supporters in Howrah


Some media persons were today heckled by BJP supporters in Howrah while they had gone to cover the party’s ‘Save Democracy’ programme in front of the District Magistrates office.

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The media persons later lodged a complaint at Howrah police station, police said.

As part of the party’s statewide ‘Save Democracy’ programme, the Howrah BJP and Rural BJP units today carried out demonstrations at two places in here – in front of the DM’s office and in front in Howrah Town of the office of the superintendent of police, Howrah Rural.

The media persons were attacked and heckled by BJP at the Howrah Town programme, those covering the programme said.

“We have heard about the incident but we don’t exactly know what happened. We could not identify the workers who are accused of beating-up the reporters. We will look into the matter,” Sayantan Basu, spokesperson of the party in Kolkata, said.

Meanwhile, party’s leader Rupa Ganguly was present at the party’s programme which was organised outside Howrah SP Rural’s office at Paniara.

Speaking about the recent incidents of clashes between two groups of people across the state including Howrah, Rupa Ganguly demanded compensation of Rs 10 lakh for all families that suffered losses.

Taking a dig at WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the BJP leader alleged that she is always discussing demonetisation issue as she is in trouble because of the step taken by the central government.