KOLKATA: A central team of Bharatiya Janata Party along with West Bengal party leaders were
prevented by the state police from entering riot-affected Dhulagarh in Howrah district on Saturday.
The central team, which had two MPs in it, were asked by BJP President Amit Shah to
enter the town that had recently witnessed Bengal's latest round of communal violence on Milad-un-Nabi (birthday of Prophet Muhammad) on December 13.
"We had come with two MPs to see the situation but we were pushed back. That is very
insulting to BJP and shameful for West Bengal," said BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha.
A huge contingent of police force barricaded the entrances to Dhulagarh and regulated movement to and from the industrial town.
Apart from Sinha, BJP state President Dileep Ghosh was also present in the team that
tried to enter Dhulagarh on Saturday. BJP is likely to lodge a complaint with Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi.
Congress state president Adhir Ranjan Choudhury was also recently denied permission
to enter Dhulagarh.
"We have strict orders not to let any political party enter Dhulagarh that may worsen the law and order situation," a police official of Howrah district said.