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"BJP Is The Second Name For Violence": Congress Comes To Trinamool's Aid Over Clashes At Amit Shah's Roadshow In Kolkata

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

Violent clashes broke out during roadshow of BJP president Amit Shah in Kolkata, West Bengal on Tuesday. Responding to the clashes in Kolkata, Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi attacked the BJP party. 

Taking to Twitter, Abhishek Manu Singhvi targeted the saffron party by saying BJP is the second name of unrest and violence. Adding that BJP triggers violence wherever it goes, the Congress leader alleged that the party initiated the attack in order to gain the votes of people. He further claimed that the people of Bengal will give a befitting reply to BJP for spreading disharmony.

"BJP is the second name for unrest and violence. It triggers violence wherever it sets its foot. The BJP's intention is to gain the public vote by showing the atrocities on the party during the self-composed violence in Bengal. The people of Bengal will give a befitting reply to the BJP for spreading unrest," Abhishek Manu Singhvi's tweet reads. 


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As per inputs, the clashes broke after sticks were hurled at Amit Shah’s cavalcade while it was passing through College Street near Calcutta University. The police later resorted to lathi-charge to control the violence. As per news agency PTI, stones were pelted at Amit Shah’s convoy from a college hostel on Bidhan Sarani. 

Speaking over the clashes of his rally, BJP president Amit Shah said: "I condemn the violence that Mamata Banerjee's party is perpetrating. I appeal to the people of West Bengal that they answer the violence with peace and high turnout at polls, and bring an end to this cycle of violence by removing the Trinamool."

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