Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) In an incident that has caused raised eybrows, West Bengal BJP unit President Dilip Ghosh has refused to give right of way to an ambulance at a street meeting in Nadia district, saying the movement of the vehicle would disturb his rally and, instead, asked the ambulance driver to take a detour.
The incident happened in Krishnanagar on Monday near the district administrative building where Ghosh was addressing a meeting in support of the new Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
As Ghosh started his speech, the hooter-blaring ambulance drove in from the right side of the stage, following which the BJP leader was heard telling the driver to take a detour.
“You can’t go this way. People are sitting on the road. There will be disturbance. You take a detour,” he said, and the ambulance went by his diktat.
Later, however, Ghosh said it was a conspiracy to derail his meeting.
meanwhile, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) district leader said the ambulance was not carrying any patients.
“So it was asked to take a detour. We would have definitely given it the right of way if a patient was there”, he said.