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TMC behind violence in Kolkata, not BJP, says Shah

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

on Wednesday accused West Bengal's ruling of indulging in violence in the state and alleged that the has been a "mute spectator".

Addressing a press conference here, Shah also said he would not have escaped unhurt without CRPF protection when his convoy was allegedly attacked in Kolkata on Tuesday.

He said has witnessed violence in all the six phases of Lok Sabha polls.

"The BJP is contesting polls in all states. There has been no violence. But there has been violence in as TMC is contesting elections there ... it is simple," he said.

Shah also accused TMC "goons" of vandalising the bust of Ishwar inside a college, saying it was done to gain "sympathy" as the Mamata Banerjee-led party has realised its "reverse count" has begun.

Accusing the poll panel of being a "mute spectator" in West Bengal, he alleged that history-sheeters were not arrested before polls.

He also alleged that the has laid "double standards" and it has been partial towards the

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 12:05 IST