Kailash Vijayvargiya, Mukul Roy detained for holding unauthorised CAA rally

The BJP leaders were taken to the Lal Baazar police headquarters

Since the rally was taken out without police permission, the BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy were detained and taken away from the site. Photo: Twitter

Amid much drama, BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and senior party leader Mukul Roy were arrested by Kolkata police on Friday (February 7) after they participated in a pro-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) rally in the city.

According to reports, the two leaders did not have proper permission to hold the rally taken out at Tollygunge area of south Kolkata and were detained due to the same reason.

Criticising police for the arrest, Vijayvargiya later tweeted, saying the arrest uncovers the true face of the state’s chief minister Mamata Banerjee and the Bengal administration.

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“You (Mamata Banerjee) have shown your true face and faith in democracy by arresting me and Kailash Vijayvargiya before taking part in rally in support of CAA. Kolkata police is taking us to police headquarter,” he said in a tweet.

Vijayvargiya also questioned the detention and said they were taken to Lal Baazar police headquarters, which is known to have detainees like freedom fighters Subhash Chandra Bose and Jatin Das.

CAA has been a widely contentious topic in the state with the TMC opposing it tooth and nail and the BJP insisting on its implementation.

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The TMC supremo, Mamata Banerjee, also recently criticised the BJP-led government at the Centre for destroying the harmony in the country by forcibly trying to implement the CAA, the NPR and the NRC.

The CM also pointed out the over 30 people have died in Bengal due to fear of proposed countrywide NRC.

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