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Mamata condemns attacks on Vidyasagar College, CU students

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Condemning alleged attacks on students of the and after Amit Shah's roadshow here, Chief Minister on Tuesday said she has never seen such political violence in Kolkata.

She said an inquiry would be initiated.

More than 100 persons have been arrested for being involved in the clashes between the BJP supporters and the students union backed by

"It is a very unfortunate incident and an entire college was vandalised. A bust of Iswarchandra Vidyasagar was broken. I have kept broken parts of the bust where the original statue was there. I have never seen such political violence in Kolkata," said after visiting the college.

She accused the BJP of bringing "miscreants" from other states like Bihar, and spending crores of rupees to put up cut-outs for the road show.

"Does have any idea about the that is our pride? Who is he? Can't they stage protest demonstrations against him? Many people protest against me by putting up posters. I do not mind. In a democratic framework why have the BJP's goons attacked ," asked.

She also accused the BJP of circulating a "fake" press statement alleging the Trinamool organised the violence.

In an apparent reference to Shah, Banerjee said: "An provoked and taught them to create unrest. People of Bengal will not tolerate such thing. We condemn it. Whenever I organise any meeting or rally, they do hold counter programmes after taking permission from police through the "

She also accused the BJP leaders of being involved in hawala transactions for distributing money among voters.

said, "No one involved in the attacks would be spared. More than 100 persons have been arrested. We will examine the incidents."

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 23:34 IST
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