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Basirhat violence: BJP MPs including Meenakshi Lekhi arrested while trying to enter riot-hit Basirhat

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Basirhat violence: BJP MPs including Meenakshi Lekhi arrested while trying to enter riot-hit Basirhat

Police captured three MPs of a BJP central team involving Meenakshi Lekhi, Om Mathur and Satyapal Singh while they were headed to Basirhat on Saturday morning.

The group was stopped at Michaelnagar close Dum airplane terminal, a similar spot where the police captured a state BJP team on Friday.

Cops refered to prohibitory requests in various parts of Basirhat sub-division to keep Lekhi's group from continuing to the zones scarred by collective conflicts this week.

"It's weird. You are asserting that the circumstance is under control. However you are keeping us from going," Lekhi was heard telling the cops.

Independently on Saturday, the BJP took out a dissent rally in Kolkata against the brutality that has shaken Basirhat.

"We will go to Basirhat and address the general population. We will discover the circumstance there and the inconvenience that local people are confronting," Lekhi had told the media after she arrived in Kolkata.

Bashirhat, Baduria and Swarupnagar in North 24 Parganas area that fringe Bangladesh have been reeling under viciousness with crowds setting burning shops and structures and conflicting with police after a Facebook post by a school understudy irritated Muslims.

Local people guarantee that goons from outside the influenced zones were included in the viciousness.

Be that as it may, on Saturday morning, the circumstance in Basirhat was tranquil without any episodes of viciousness detailed since Friday.

On Friday the state government did not enable groups of CPI(M) and Congress to go to Basirhat. A day prior chief minister Mamata Banerjee had encouraged resistance pioneers not to visit the zone till regularity returned.