West Bengal Police on Tuesday held at least 30 Bharatiya Janata Party workers including Siliguri MLA Sankar Ghosh in front of the saffron party office ahead of their 'Yuva Sankalp Yatra'.
The police claimed that the party did not seek permission to embark on this rally. "They have been arrested because they did not seek permission for the Yuva Sankalp rally," said Joy Tudu, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Siliguri Metropolitan Police.
Soon after the arrest, clashes erupted between the workers and police. In another incident, police arrested 35 Narayani Sena workers from Bagdogra airport while they were assembled at the airport to receive John Barla, BJP MP from Alipurduar and Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.