Kolkata : Amit Shah’s road show marred with violence by TMC goons as his convoy was attacked with stones by alleged TMC supporters from inside the hostel of Vidyasagar College, triggering a clash between supporters of the two parties, officials said.
Condemning the desecration of polymath Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s statue in a college in Kolkata, the CPI (M) on Tuesday alleged “attacking knowledge” was central to the BJP’s “poisonous project”.
Amit Shah’s road show in WB marred with violence
“BJP-RSS think nothing of when they vandalize the historic Vidyasagar College, break Vidyasagar statue. This is their advocacy of India’s civilizational heritage? Attacking knowledge is central to getting their poisonous project going.
“Bengal will reject the destruction they offer,” tweeted CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday condemned the violence during BJP president Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata saying “lawlessness” is prevailing in West Bengal. “Complete lawlessness is prevailing in West Bengal. There is no freedom of democratic activities in the state ruled by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,” Sonowal said and urged the Election Commission to take the strongest possible action those involved in the incident.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condemned the attacks and also went on to change her display picture on Twitter. She put up a picture of Ishtwar Chand Vidyasagar.