BJP, Left, Congress teams barred from visiting Baduria

Baduria and its adjoining areas witnessed a communal flare-up following a post by a youth on Facebook earlier this week.   

Published: 07th July 2017 12:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2017 12:57 PM   |  A+A-

A burnt vehicle seen at a road after a communal riot at Baduria in North 24 Pargana district of West Bengal on Wednesday. | PTI

By PTI

KOLKATA: BJP, Left and Congress leaders were today stopped from going to Baduria in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district as the situation was volatile following communal clashes earlier this week, officials said.         

"The situation is still tense. We have not allowed any delegation to go there as it might create problems," a senior district official said.     

"We have been stopped near Ashoknagar area on the grounds that if we go to those areas it might create law and order problem. But we are not going there for any political programme. We are going there to meet the people who have suffered due to riots," Left Front legislative party leader Sujan Chakraborty said.      

Chakraborty said the Left Front would organise a demonstration against the police and the TMC government in Barasat area of the district.      

The Congress team, led by WBPCC chief Adhir Chowdhury, was also stopped at Barasat for the same reason.      

The BJP team was led by state party president Dilip Ghosh.     

Baduria and its adjoining areas witnessed a communal flare-up following a post by a youth on Facebook earlier this week.     

Though the youth was arrested, members of two communities clashed, set up road blockades, damaged shops and set fire to vehicles. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.