Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury targeted BJP-RSS over the vandalisation of the Vidyasagar College and the ruination of the statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar amid the clashes that broke out on Tuesday evening during the roadshow of BJP chief Amit Shah in West Bengal's Kolkata.
Taking to Twitter, the CPI(M) Secretary General posted a series of tweets wherein he attacked BJP and Trinamool over the clashes. In his first tweet, Sitaram Yechury alleged BJP-RSS of "vandalising the historic Vidyasagar College and statue", adding that "Bengal will reject the destruction they offer".
In another tweet, he attacked BJP and Trinamool, calling the violence "an act of desperation". He added that both parties "have revealed their destructive and unacceptable agenda for Bengal".
Clashes began in Kolkata as BJP president Amit Shah's convoy passed by Calcutta University campus on College Street. As per reports, stones were pelted at Amit Shah's convoy from a college hostel on Bidhan Sarani.
In the aftermath of the violent clashes that broke out during the roadshow, BJP delegation led by Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi met the Election Commission in New Delhi and demanded that CM Mamata Banerjee should be banned from election campaigning ahead of the seventh and final phase of the polls.