Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah on Wednesday accused the Trinamool Congress of creating an atmosphere of violence in West Bengal. Amit Shah said that he was lucky to escape, had the CRPF not been there, it would have been difficult for him to escape. He was speaking at a press conference at the party headquarters in Delhi.
Amit Shah said that if BJP was responsible for poll violence, it would be visible in other states of India as well and not just West Bengal. In the last six phases, only Bengal has witnessed violence. Mamata Banerjee claims that BJP is behind the violence [in Bengal]. I want to tell her you are fighting on just 42 seats. We are fighting across the country.
It is notable that supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Trinamool Congress (BJP) fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata during a massive road show by former’s president Amit Shah, who escaped unhurt but was forced to cut short the jamboree and had to be escorted to safety by the police.
On the other hand, the Trinamool Congress alleged that BJP president Amit Shah brought “outsiders” for his road show in Kolkata who were responsible for the violence in the city on Tuesday.