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Amit Shah flays Mamata Banerjee for violence during his Kolkata roadshow


Kolkata: Amit Shah on Tuesday lashed out at Mamata Banerjee after his roadshow in Kolkata was blemished by incidents of violence.

TMC workers allegedly resorted to stone-pelting, using sticks and damaging public property in a bid to disrupt Shah’s roadshow in the city. Thousands of BJP supporters had gathered along the route of the roadshow which began from Dharmatala in the afternoon. While the roadshow was largely peaceful and a show of BJP’s strength, it turned chaotic by the time it reached College square. “The attack was carried out by TMC workers, they carried out arson,” Shah told Zee News. “Mamata is frustrated as she is fearing defeat. This is a step taken because of their frustration.”

Kolkata Police had to resort to lathi charge after TMC workers clashed with supporters of BJP. At least two vehicles were set ablaze and Shah was eventually unable to enter Swami Vivekananda’s house at Simla Stree – the pre-planned culmination of BJP’s roadshow here.

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It was a turbulent end to a day which had begun on a rather anarchic note with TMC workers pulling down and tearing apart BJP posters. “Mamata ji’s goons and police removed all the posters and flags. They escaped soon after we reached here,” Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP national secretary, had told news agency ANI.

Shah too pointed to the violence in the state of West Bengal and said that democracy must be restored here. “The people are seeing everything. They are angry with Mamata and will give her a befitting reply in Lok Sabha election.”

Source: Zee News