Kolkata: BJP’s West Bengal unit President Dilip Ghosh on Friday said that his party would defeat the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress in the next Assembly elections, whether by Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) or ballots.
“We will defeat the Trinamool Congress both through the EVMs and ballots. Trinamool knows it will be defeated. That is why the TMC is scared and the state government not willing to hold elections,” Ghosh said at a ‘Save Democracy’ protest rally.
Targeting the TMC government, the BJP leader alleged that law and order had “deteriorated” across West Bangal.
“Police has pulled down many temporary structures put up by BJP workers in various districts to hold protests against the government. We have been forced to come out in the streets to protest against such increasing atrocities,” he claimed.
Meanwhile, two persons were arrested for erecting a makeshift podium in front of a state government office in the South 24-Parganas district on Thursday night. The incident took place in Canning area, when Bharatiya Janata Party workers planned to hold a protest rally outside the Sub-Divisional office there.
According to sources, police went to the site late Thursday night and dismantled the stage on the grounds of violation of COVID-19 guidelines.
“There have been many such incidents where Mamata Banerjee’s police is trying to stop our workers from participating in the demonstrations. They have dismantled some of our set-ups in the districts too,” state BJP Vice-President Ritesh Tiwari alleged.
The state BJP conducted its ‘Save Democracy’ campaign on Friday to protest against the state government’s alleged atrocities across West Bengal.