TMC behind violence in Kolkata, says Amit Shah


NEW DELHI: BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday accused West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of indulging in violence in the state.


Addressing a press conference here, Shah 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," he said.

He also said he would not have escaped unhurt without CRPF protection when his convoy was allegedly attacked in Kolkata on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, BJP and TMC supporters had fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata during a massive roadshow by Shah.

He was escaped unhurt but was forced to cut short the jamboree and had to be escorted by police for safety.

Amit Shah accused the poll panel of being a ‘mute spectator’ in West Bengal.

He also alleged that the EC has laid double standards and it has been partial towards the Trinamool Congress.

Voting for the 543 Lok Sabha seats is being held in seven phases: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.

Result of the seven-phase general elections will be declared on May 23.




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