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Kolkata: Mamata holds 7-km march to protest roadshow violence

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A day after Amit Shah's roadshow took a violent turn, Chief Minister Mamata held a march here on Wednesday to protest against the clashes that took place, including vandalisation of social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's bust.

With the political temperature soaring in the state, and her TMC supporters held a 7 kilometre-long march from Beliaghata to Shyambazar in north Kolkata.

Banerjee, clad in her trademark white saree, greeted hundreds of people who thronged the streets during the march which took place amidst heightened security.

On Tuesday, clashes broke out after miscreants threw sticks at Shah's convoy.

The incident took place on when TMC supporters allegedly began sloganeering. Furious supporters responded by pelting stones and sticks at the gates, resulting in chaos and mayhem.

During the clashes, Vidyasagar's bust was allegedly vandalised by workers at

While BJP accused the government of "murdering democracy", the TMC claimed that the saffron party instigated the violence.

Since the Lok Sabha elections began on April 10, both BJP and TMC have been at loggerheads in Workers of two parties have repeatedly clashed with each other on polling days.

Voting for nine seats in the state will be held in the seventh and final phase of the on May 19. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 19:12 IST