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BJP Mahila Morcha’s Protest Over Drinking Water Issue Causes Uproar in Siliguri

BJP Mahila Morcha protests drinking water issues in Siliguri, clashing with police. MLA Sikha Chatterjee demands Mayor Gautam Deb’s resignation amid tensions.

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Siliguri, Jun 01 (Siliguri Journal) – The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mahila Morcha organized a protest at the Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) due to ongoing drinking water problems. This led to significant tension and clashes with the police.

On Saturday, BJP Mahila Morcha workers and supporters marched from Baghajatin Park to the municipal corporation, carrying clay pots on their heads and an effigy of Mayor Gautam Deb. Tensions escalated when the protesters attempted to burn the effigy in front of the Municipal Corporation. Police intervened, resulting in scuffles and chaos. The protesters expressed their anger by breaking the clay pots before the police brought the situation under control.

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Dabgram-Fulbari MLA Sikha Chatterjee, along with other leaders, participated in the protest. Chatterjee stated that many residents had fallen ill due to contaminated water from the SMC and accused the police of assaulting Mahila Morcha supporters. She also demanded the resignation of Mayor Gautam Deb.

In response, SMC Deputy Mayor Ranjan Sarkar accused various political parties of misleading the public and assured that efforts were underway to resolve the drinking water crisis.

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Sk Tushar
Sk Tushar
Sk Tushar is a Journalist covering Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, and Darjeeling's local news. Passionate about bringing community stories to light.
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