‘Wouldn’t have escaped unhurt without CRPF’: Amit Shah on Kolkata clashes

BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday blamed Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool for the violence, arson and vandalism at his roadshow in Kolkata held on Tuesday, May 14.

Addressing the media in New Delhi, Shah said, “I wouldn’t have got away unhurt without the CRPF’s protection.”

The BJP president also accused the TMC of vandalising the statue of 19th century reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. Meanwhile, the Bengal CM has put Vidyasagar’s picture on her Twitter display picture.

Twitter profile of Mamata Banerjee

“Mamata didi, you are fighting on only 42 seats in one state. The BJP is fighting in every state. If only Bengal is facing violence, then it is because of the Trinamool,” the BJP chief said. He added that it was evident from the Trinamool’s conduct that the ‘ulti ginti (countdown)’ had begun for Mamata Banerjee’s party in Bengal.

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He also appealed the Election Commission to ensure a free and fair polling process in the seventh phase of elections on May 19.

Apart from that, the BJP on Wednesday held a protest against violence in Shah’s roadshow. Union Ministers Harsh Vardhan, Jitendra Singh and Vijay Goel were also present.

On Tuesday, clashes erupted between supporters of the BJP and the TMC after Shah took out his roadshow through Kolkata’s College Street.

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