Carry Lathis to Rallies for Defence: BJP’s Rahul Sinha to Workers

BJP national secretary asked his workers to carry lathis to all rallies for self defence, a day after WB clashes.

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BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha.

A day after violent clashes broke out in West Bengal’s East Midnapore where BJP president Amit Shah was holding a rally, party national secretary Rahul Sinha on Wednesday, 30 January, asked his workers to carry lathis (sticks) to all rallies for “self defence,” reported India Today.

“When someone attacks we cannot retaliate with empty hands.”
Rahul Sinha, as quoted by India Today

A TMC party office was ransacked and vehicles ferrying BJP workers were set on fire on Tuesday, the parties claimed.

Sources in the two parties said three people were injured in the clashes. No confirmation was available from the police in this regard.

Rahul Sinha claimed that TMC activists had attacked BJP workers as the party was afraid after witnessing the massive rally in Kanthi.

“It is unfortunate that everything happened in front of police. They were just mute spectators.”
Rahul Sinha

Shah, addressing the rally, launched a scathing attack on the TMC government and vowed to uproot it.

He alleged that TMC supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's paintings were bought by chit fund owners for crores of rupees.

(With PTI inputs)

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