BJP and TMC supporters clashed on the streets of Kolkata during a massive road show on Tuesday of Shah who had to cut short the event mid-way due to the violence.
The violence apparently began after suspected TMC supporters hurled stones at the BJP convoy from inside the hostel of Vidyasagar College. Furious BJP workers retaliated and during the clash a bust of polymath and philosopher Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar inside the campus was damaged.
The BJP and the TMC on Wednesday blamed each other for the incident.
At a press conference in Delhi, Shah said it would have been difficult for him to survive the attack on his convoy but for the security of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
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