The BJP is deliberately creating an "Emergency-like situation" as it is staring at a defeat in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, the NCP alleged on Thursday, as it attacked the ruling party over the violence in West Bengal.
The former state minister alleged that as is the history, the "BJP carries out riots to win elections".
"Different evidences prove that the West Bengal violence, was BJP-sponsored. The BJP workers can clearly be seen in a video as desecrating the statue of Pundit Vidyasagar," he said in a tweet in Marathi.
"The BJP is deliberately creating an Emergency-like situation as it is staring at its defeat. It won't be a surprise if the BJP formally declares Emergency in times to come," Patil said in another tweet.
He held the TMC responsible for the violence in West Bengal.
"The violence on part of Mamata Banerjee's TMC shows her party has sensed its defeat there and hence, is resorting to such violence. The BJP believes in democracy," he added.
Supporters of the BJP and TMC on Tuesday fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata 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 Vidyasagar College, triggering a clash between supporters of the two parties.
The statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, 19th century educationist and social reformer, was also vandalised during the violence.
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