Kolkata Violence Worse Than Babri Masjid Demolition: Mamata

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Kolkata: Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday lashed out at the Election Commission and the Bharatiya Janata Party for cutting short campaign duration in the state.

Referring to violence during the BJP President Amit Shah’s rally in Kolkata on Tuesday, Mamata Banerjee said that what happened there was worse than the violence that took place in the aftermath of Babri Masjid demolition in 1992.

“What happened in Kolkata yesterday, this kind of ruckus didn’t even happen after Babri Masjid demolition. Only I know how I kept the situation under control,” she said at a press conference in Kolkata. .

The West Bengal CM said that national icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s bust was demolished by the saffron-clad goons brought to the state from outside by the BJP. “We have very peaceful and intellectual students, who will never demolish Vidyasagar’s bust,” Mamata Banerjee told media.