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BJP stages protest in Jammu over Kolkata violence

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The BJP's unit staged a protest here on Wednesday against the alleged attack on Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata, terming the incident as "an onslaught on democracy".

Led by Ashok Kaul, scores of party workers assembled near the at in the heart of the city and staged a "silent sit-in" protest.

The protesters were carrying placards and banners against the government in the state led by

BJP and TMC supporters Tuesday fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata during Shah's roadshow. The escaped unhurt, but was forced to cut short the jamboree and had to be escorted to safety by police.

alleged that there was "total lawlessness" in

"Sensing defeat in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections... the opposition is hell bent to let the nation burn, so that they can rule according to their own whims and fancies making their riches grow every other day," the said.

said, "is frustrated by the BJP's growing base in the region, which forms the basis of her panicked and ugly political moves.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 18:31 IST
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