The union minister stated that amongst these injured included many senior leaders. (File)

New Delhi:

Strongly condemning the “barbaric remedy” by the West Bengal police in direction of the BJP employees throughout their “Nabanna Chalo” protest on Thursday, Union Legislation Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged that he received to know that the water sprayed on them was laced with chemical compounds.

“Round one lakh BJP members took out a march in direction of the state secretariat towards the spate of latest political killings in Bengal. However police used barbaric pressure with lathi-charge and water cannons to cease them, due to which 1,500 have been injured,” the minister stated throughout a press convention as we speak.

“I used to be instructed that the water sprayed on the BJP march was laced with chemical compounds as a result of many began vomiting,” Mr Prasad stated.

The union minister stated that amongst these injured included many senior leaders like nationwide secretary Arvind Menon, state vice-president Raju Banerjee who needed to be hospitalised; north Kolkata president Shivaji Sinha Roy who was hit on the top and youth wing president Tejasvi Surya who was manhandled. He additionally stated that many ladies protestors had been misbehaved with. Stating that the BJP doesn’t consider in violence, he stated that peaceable protest is “our proper”.

“The BJP assures the individuals of Bengal that the get together will proceed to talk up for the residents’ democratic rights peacefully. We’ll deliver a few change in Bengal because the residents are craving for a change and that’s the reason the federal government is creating an environment of worry, placing stress on the opposition.”

“We need to humbly inform Mamataji and the West Bengal authorities that for those who suppose you could cease the BJP with baton and barbaric police extra, you will not achieve success. The BJP strongly condemns this barbaric remedy by the Bengal police of senior leaders of the get together,” he added.

Recalling final yr’s Lok Sabha elections, he stated the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) had tried this earlier than. “However we gained 18 seats in Bengal. The grassroots actuality is telling us that the BJP will type the federal government every time there are Meeting elections.”

Mr Prasad additionally lashed out at chief minister Mamata Banerjee, whom he alleged was “dropping political foothold” within the state.

“In your state, individuals are arrested even for making cartoons (referring to the arrest of a Jadavpur College professor in 2012), if someone opposes you, she or he will get killed. The reason being clear: it is as a result of the TMC and Mamata are dropping political foothold,” he stated.