TMC Behind Violence In Kolkata, Not BJP, Says Shah


New Delhi: Launching blistering attack on West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Wednesday said that Trinamool indulging violence in West Bengal.

Addressing a press conference at BJP headquarter in New Delhi, Amit Shah also said that he could not escape unhurt without the CRPF protection when his convoy was allegedly attacked in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Taking a jibe on the role of Election Commission, Amit Shah termed them a ‘mute spectator.’ He said West Bengal has witnessed violence in all the six phases of Lok Sabha polls.

“The BJP is contesting polls in all states. There has been no violence. But there has been violence in West Bengal as TMC is contesting elections there … it is simple,” he said.

Shah also accused TMC “goons” of vandalising the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar inside a college, saying it was done to gain “sympathy” as the Mamata Banerjee-led party has realised its “reverse count” has begun.

Accusing the poll panel of being a “mute spectator” in West Bengal, he alleged that history-sheeters were not arrested before polls. He also alleged that the EC has laid “double standards” and it has been partial towards the Trinamool Congress.