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Barely escaped, says Amit Shah after roadshow violence; Mamata files FIR

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Published : May 15, 2019, 11:33 am IST
Updated : May 15, 2019, 12:22 pm IST

He said that violence was only in West Bengal in all six phases of polls and no incidents were reported anywhere else.

He also said TMC workers damaged Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar's bust to gain sympathy. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 He also said TMC workers damaged Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar's bust to gain sympathy. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

New Delhi: Launching an attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and violence during roadshow on Tuesday, BJP president Amit Shah said Trinamool Congress was behind violence in West Bengal and not BJP.

He said that violence was only in West Bengal in all six phases of polls and no incidents were reported anywhere else.

Speaking on violence during roadshow, Shah added that had CRPF not been there, it would have been difficult for him to escape.

Read: Clash breaks out at Shah's Kolkata rally, stones hurled, vehicle burnt

Shah said, “The Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar statue in Kolkata was damaged by Trinamool Congress supporters but they are trying to blame the BJP now. This is their conspiracy. They are trying to get sympathy from the people. But people can see through it. TMC’s days in Bengal are over."

Photo: ANI | TwitterPhoto: ANI | Twitter

Photo: ANI | TwitterPhoto: ANI | Twitter

Photo: ANI | TwitterPhoto: ANI | Twitter

“Mamata Banerjee claims that BJP is doing it, I want to tell her, we are fighting in every state in the nation, unlike you on 42 seats in West Bengal,” Shah added.

Shah said that he got the news that Mamata has filed FIR against him. He said, “Does she not know? BJP is not afraid of FIRs.”

Taking a dig at Election Commission, Amit Shah said that the poll body is like a mute spectator in Bengal.

 

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