BJP MPs Bhupendra Yadav, Ram Vilas Vedanti and SS Ahluwalia disembarked from Gaur Express at Malda Town station at around 6 am but were asked by the police and district administration officials to turn back as prohibitory orders had been promulgated in Kaliachak.
"This act of West Bengal government is condemnable", Yadav said as the MPs were forced to return by Howrah-bound Shatabdi Express.
The MPs stayed in the VIP lounge of the station for nearly three hours where they discussed the issue with senior district officials.
"The purpose of the visit was to console the people, to restore their confidence that something like this will not happen in future. Due to pressure from the state government, the district administration said that we cannot go there as Section 144 CrPC has been imposed.
The three leaders said they were here to understand the chain of events in Kaliachak that led to the violence.
However, the area has been made out of bounds for BJP leaders since the incident. On January 6, another BJP delegation led by Shamik Bhattacharya, its lone MLA in West Bengal Assembly, was not allowed to visit Kaliachak village, about 30 km from here.

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