WB: BJP, Congress, CPI (M) barred from entering violence-hit Basirhat

| Updated: Jul 07, 2017 18:12 IST

Basirhat (West Bengal) [India], July 7 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress Party and Communist Party of India (Marxist), that were heading towards violence-hit Basirhat in West Bengal to take stock of the situation, were barred to enter the area by the security force today. BJP MP Roopa Ganguly was stopped and detained near Michael Nagar while Congress delegation led by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was barred near Barasat. The Left delegation led by CPI (M) MP Mohammed Salim made a second attempt to reach Basirhat but were also stopped by the security force, and so was the Congress delegation led by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. Heavy security forces have been deployed in and around the area in the wake communal violence that broke out in Baduria and Basirhat areas of North 24 Parganas district over a Facebook post last week. Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had appealed the warring groups to maintain peace and communal harmony in the area.(ANI)