BJP to hold rally in West Bengal to counter Mamata Banerjee anti-CAA rally
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to hold a rally in West Bengal's Kolkata to counter the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC protests led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the state.
The protest rally will be led by the party's working president JP Nadda.
Kolkata has been witnessing a number of protests against the amended Citizenship Act as well as the implementation of the National Register of Citizens. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also vowed that she would not let CAB and NRC be implemented in West Bengal.
Bengal has also witnessed violence during the stir with trains being set on fire and public property vandalised.
Protests against CAB took place across the country, with students from various universities joining in. Several incidents of violence were also noticed with protesters detained, arrested and the use of power by police. The Jamia University protest was a major talking point with the police lobbing tear gas shells inside the university premises. Several students were injured. Police personnel were also injured. North East's Delhi Seelampur also witnessed violent protest, in which protestors resorted to stone-pelting.