West Bengal BJP performs ‘Shahid Tarpan’ for its slain activists in Kolkata

Kolkata: The BJP performed ‘Shahid Tarpan’ for its slain activists at a ghat of the Ganga in the city on Wednesday, even as the Kolkata Police evicted scores of them triggering a political face-off between the ruling TMC and the saffron party.

The unfazed BJP workers changed the venue from Baghbazar ghat in north Kolkata, the site of the Tarpan, to nearby Golabari ghat and performed the ritual on the eve of Mahalaya despite the city police’s efforts to prevent the holding of the programme.

The BJP has been performing ‘mass tarpan’ since 2019 for party workers killed in political violence in West Bengal in the last few years. J P Nadda, the then BJP national working president, had performed ‘mass tarpan’ for slain party workers in September last year.

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