Days after the turban controversy over the BJP’s march to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s workplace, one other controversy is brewing over the colored water that was sprayed on protestors by police from water cannons that day. West Bengal BJP MP Locket Chatterjee has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah asking him to hunt a report from the Bengal authorities in regards to the chemical used within the water used to disperse BJP rallies in Kolkata and Howrah on 8 October.
“This was a very similar sight to that of China where political opponents are gagged and are stopped by chemical weapons and are not allowed to protest against the atrocities of the ruling regime,” Ms Chatterjee wrote in her letter dated October 13.
Union Minister Amit Shah was anticipated to go to Bengal shortly however that journey has been cancelled. Instead BJP president JP Nadda will probably be in north Bengal on Monday.
On eighth October, purple colored water was sprayed by water cannons on protestors throughout the Nabanna “abhiyan” or march. The chief secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay had stated “Holi colours” had been used. The apply was widespread the world over, he stated, to determine protestors for observe up motion if wanted.
But BJP’s Yuva Morcha chief, Tejasvi Surya, who had flown into Kolkata to take part within the protest, had stated he would demand a proof about it because the dye had affected get together staff, a few of whom needed to be admitted to hospital, apparently with extreme nausea and breathlessness.
“The chemical that was stated by the police as a tool to identify the protestors made the people sick and breathless. Many workers were so ill that they had to be admitted into hospital, including our VP Raju Banerjee,” Ms Chatterjee wrote. “This was a very new sight in the history of Indian politics where harmful chemicals were used to disperse the peaceful protesting crowd.”