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Vote Trinamool out to end political violence: Shah

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Following the incidents of violence during his Kolkata road show, on Tuesday accused "the goons" backed by of attacking his procession and appealed to the people to give Mamata a stern reply by voting them out of power.

"The goons of Mamata didi's party attacked the road show. The attack started near a medical college. Objects were thrown at us and attempts were made to create a stampede-like situation," Shah alleged.

"I strongly condemn the kind of violence spread by I want to appeal to the people of Bengal to give them a stern reply in the last phase of polling by exercising their voting rights peacefully. In order to eradicate the culture of political violence from Bengal, it is important to defeat Trinamool Congress," he said.

The BJP also accused the of looking the other way from the issues created by in Bengal and urged the EC to "immediately arrest all the goons" in the state before the seventh phase of polling.

"The is sitting with its eyes closed. In order to save its reputation, the EC should issue an order to arrest all the goons roaming around in Bengal before the final phase of polling," he added.

A clash broke out between the members of Trinamool Congress students' union and the saffron party activists, participating in Shah's rally, outside the campus and Three bikes were set ablaze and a few people from



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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 22:36 IST