Bagga along with many BJP leaders like Hans Raj Hans and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma are in Kolkata to add a push to its campaign in the last leg of the election
Kolkata: In a midnight crackdown in Kolkata, BJP's Delhi unit leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga has been arrested by the police. He has been reportedly arrested around 3 in the morning.
BJP claims, the crackdown was unprecedented as it didn't follow due process of law. BJP's national Information Technology department chief Amit Malviya said, "Mamata Banerjee ordered a midnight crackdown on several BJP leaders in Kolkata, who were picked up in the middle of the night, without due process of law being followed. Tajinder Bagga and several others are now in TMC's illegal detention."
कल रात 2 बजे मेरे होटल का कमरे का दरवाजा तोड़ के मुझे गिरफ्तार किया गया था । बंगाल में आपातकाल जैसे हालात है । https://t.co/wWeX0a01FO— Chowkidar Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) May 15, 2019
Twitterati erupted in protest, and #FreeTajinderBagga started to trend.
Disgusting and matter of shame that @MamataOfficial arrested @TajinderBagga from his hotels room at 3AM in Kolkata.— Ibn Sina (@Ibne_Sena) May 15, 2019
Nation wants to know what crime Tajinder Bagga did? why he has been arrested. #FreeTajinderBagga
Dear @MamataOfficial Ji,— Major Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) May 15, 2019
Your highness,Kolkatta Police arrested an Indian Citizen named @TajinderBagga in charges of entering your country without VISA.We hope your sharia court won’t hang him in public for this mistake🙏#FreeTajinderBagga pic.twitter.com/TPjuWyDRyh
However, the Aam Admi Party which has no stake in Bengal, was quick to insinuate that Bagga must be drowned in Bay of Bengal instead of being arrested, creating more shock among the people. Kapil, a key face of AAP's social media team tweeted, "Don't #FreeTajinderBagga, throw him in the Bay of Bengal for wearing this Pink Teenage T-Shirt."
Bagga along with many BJP leaders like Hans Raj Hans and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma are in Kolkata to add a push to its campaign in the last leg of the election. Though it is unclear under what charges he has been booked, it has been presumed he has been arrested in relation to the violence on Tuesday.
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Last Updated May 15, 2019, 1:16 PM IST