KOLKATA: BJP workers clashed with police during their march to the police headquarters here demanding the arrest of "corrupt" TMC leaders, prompting the force to use tear gas shells, water cannons and batons to disperse them.
BJP workers, who took out the procession towards the headquarters in Lalbazar area, were stopped by the police at Brabourne road.
The saffron party's workers then tried to break the barricades there to move forward, forcing the police to use force.
Huge police deployment was made at different points in the metropolis in view of the BJP's programme.
The party's Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly said that they wanted to go the police headquarters to submit a deputation demanding the arrest of "corrupt" TMC leaders and over the alleged "lawlessnesses" in the state.
"Why was such a huge police deployment made to stop us," she asked.