During the protest march towards state secretariat Nabanna in West Bengal, BJP workers and activists tried to break the barricades.
Protestors pelted stones on the police and tried to pull out barricades. Many BJP supporters were injured in the violence. BJP national secretary Arvind Menon and State BJP vice president Raju Banerjee were among those hospitalized.
Protestors gathered outside the party's state headquarter in Kolkata in large numbers for agitation by raising slogans against the government. In Howrah's Santragachi, the police resorted to lathi-charge, used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protesters.
The state government had denied permission for the march, citing the pandemic. Nabanna was closed for two days for sanitization. Regardless, the party went ahead with the program as scheduled on Oct. 8 and launched Nabanna Chalo agitation.