While leading the Nabanna Chalo Abhiyan in Kolkata, the BJP leaders were taken into custody in Hastings. Adhikari, Chatterjee, and BJP leader Rahul Sinha were escorted to the Lalbazar headquarters of the Kolkata Police.
Adhikari claimed that Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal , had lost the support of the people and had transformed West Bengal into North Korea.
“Chief Minister Mamata does not have the support of her people and so she is enforcing a dictatorship, similar to North Korea in Bengal. The police will have to pay for what they have been doing since Monday. BJP is coming,” Adhikari said.
The police stopped buses transporting BJP members in North 24 Parganas as they travelled to Kolkata to take part in the Nabanna Chalo march.
Before leaving for Kolkata to participate in Nabanna Abhiyan on Tuesday, BJP workers and police engaged in a physical altercation at the Raniganj train station earlier today.
As a preventative measure, the police detained numerous workers in Raniganj.