Clashes broke out between BJP workers and the West Bengal Police in Kolkata on Thursday as the party workers tried to break through barricades during their march towards Bengal secretariat ‘Nabanna’.

Thousands of BJP workers from Kolkata and Howrah began marching towards Nabanna to protest the “worsening” law and order in the state on Thursday afternoon. The Bengal police, however, blocked the march and the police personnel resorted to lathi-charge, used tear gas and water cannons on BJP workers at Santragachi in Howrah district.

“The police is lathi charging our people…stone-pelting being done from Khidirpur side. Can’t the police see that?” BJP leader Locket Chatterjee was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

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