Kolkata. Bharatiya Janata Party MP Lockette Chatterjee appealed to Union Home Minister Amit Shah to seek a report from the Mamta Banerjee administration in Bengal over the alleged use of “harmful chemicals” to disperse the crowd during secretariat siege on October 8. is. In his letter to Shah, the MP also alleged that such chemical weapons were used in China to surround the opposition and that it is new to India.
Chatterjee has written to Shah that if you demand a report from the state government about the use of chemicals in water cannons to disperse the crowd, the people of Bengal will be very grateful to you. Earlier, the BJP also alleged that the police had sprayed water mixed with chemicals during a “Naban Chalo” rally organized by the party to protest against the political killings in the state.
The state government, however, denied such allegations, saying that it was colored water, which is used globally. This is done so that the agitators can be identified. The letter sent by Chatterjee also states that the police used ‘bombs, tear gas and lathis’ to disperse the peaceful crowd. It also mentions the turban being pulled by Balwinder Singh.