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'BJP goons' damaged Vidyasagar's statue, will submit video proof to EC: TMC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The on Wednesday released a video to claim that "BJP goons" damaged the statue of social reformer Chandra during violence in and said it submit them to the

The reaction from the TMC came close on the heels of accusing the West Bengal's ruling party of indulging in violence in the state and alleged that the has been a "mute spectator".

At a press conference here, said, "The video not only clearly establishes what the BJP did, but proves that its chief is a liar."

"The streets of tinged with shock and anger. What happened yesterday hurt Bengali pride," he said, adding the TMC will take the videos it has to the poll panel and is authenticating them on record.

The party also showed a video and WhatsApp message asking people to come to Amit Shah's roadshow with rods and arms to fight the TMC and police.

"We are trying to obtain and authenticate audio of slogans like 'finished, where is the Josh' raised during the violence," O'Brien said.

He also alleged that Central forces in have started a whisper campaign asking people to vote for the BJP.

BJP and TMC supporters Tuesday fought pitched battles on the streets of during a massive road show by Amit Shah, who escaped unhurt but was forced to cut short the jamboree and had to be escorted to safety by the police.

Parts of the city plunged into a welter of violence as his convoy was attacked with stones by alleged TMC supporters from inside the hostel of College, triggering a clash between supporters of the two parties.

Furious BJP supporters retaliated and were seen exchanging blows with their TMC rivals outside the college entrance.

The TMC also accused of giving orders to the police not to intervene in BJP issues in state.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 15:31 IST
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