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Shah accuses TMC of vandalising Vidyasagar's statue

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Wednesday accused "goons" of vandalising the statue of social reformer Chandra during his roadshow in Kolkata the previous day.

Addressing the media at the headquarters, Shah said: "Six phases of the elections have been completed throughout the country but incidents of violence are happening only in

"(Chief Minister) Mamata Banerjee is alleging that the is spreading violence in the state. She is contesting on only 42 seat but the is contesting across the country. No incident of violence have been reported from anywhere except Bengal. This means Trinamool is responsible for the violence."

He said three attacks took place during his roadshow but the remained mere spectators.

He also accused Banerjee of conspiring to vandalise Vidyasagar's statue in an effort gain sympathy.

"The gate of the college was closed and the BJP workers were outside. Trinamool goons were pelting stones from inside. This was a conspiracy and drama by Mamata Banerjee to gain sympathy. Vandalising a statue for makes it clear that the is losing badly in this election.

"All these proves that goons vandalised the statue," he said.

Shah also claimed that he survived on Tuesday because of the CRPF's presence in Kolkata.

"It would have been difficult for me to come out unharmed if the CRPF was not there," he said showing photographs.



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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 12:36 IST