BJP stages protest over price rise and 10 % reservation to Muslims in West Bengal

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Kolkata, March 10 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday staged a road blockade here against rising prices of essential commodities and 10 percent reservation to the Muslim community under other backward category, by the West Bengal government.

BJP activists also burnt effigy of chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.

The blockade was staged around 28 major traffic points in the city.

Rahul Sinha, BJP's state unite chief criticised the State government for announcing 10 percent reservations to the Muslim community under other backward category and blamed the government of trying to divide Hindu and Muslim communities.

"We have staged this road blockade in the entire West Bengal state against the issue of rising prices and attempt of reservation to Muslims by state government. The step of reservation has been taken by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Trinamool Congress to create differences between Hindus and Muslims," he said.

Similar protests by the BJP were witnessed in other parts of the state also. (ANI)

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