BJP's Chandra Kumar Bose accused the Trinamool party for the violence that erupted in Amit Shah's roadshow in West Bengal's capital city on Tuesday evening.
Shah's roadshow took a dramatic turn of events after voilent clashes broke out as goons hurled sticks at the BJP president's truck, waved black flags and torched vehicals.
In an exlusive conversation with Republic World, the BJP's South Kolkata candidate and grand nephew of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose accused the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of running a "terror brigade" and compared her party to a "terrorist organisation"
He said, "Today politically Mamata Banerjee has lost the battle, she is resorting to violence. She has built up a goon brigade, a terror bridage and today there is no difference between a terror organisation and Trinamool."
"Trinamool workers go around in different areas and beat up BJP workers. She has murdered about 100 people, BJP activists since the Panchayat elections," he added.
Bose furthermore accentuated on how the party ranks top when it comes to "political violence"
He said, "This the politics of violence. Bengal has always seen violence, but the Trinamool has mastered the art of criminalisation of politics more than the Left. There was limited violence during the Left regime, but now when it comes to political violence, West Bengal is at the top of the charts."
Reiterating his "terror politics" jibe, Bose said that the people of South Kolkata (his constituency) will give a befitting reponse to Mamata Banerjee and that they are not scared of her anymore.
He said, "On May 19, people of South Kolkata and West Bengal will give a befitting reply to the terror politics. Today bricks and stones were thrown, bikes were burnt. We are not here to fight and cause mayhem, we have taken a political rally, how can they just attack us?"
"She does not know what politics is all about. She is running an autocratic rule. There is not even internal democracy in the Trinamool, all of them are literally scared of her, but in South Kolkata nobody is scared of her," he added.
Speaking of Trinamool trying to block BJP's attempts to make in-roads in the state, Bose said, "BJP has captured South Kolkata, Mamata Banerjee is history in this constituency. She did not keep any committment, she is terrorising common man, and now they will revolt."
In an attempt to the disrupt the roadshow, the goons began attacking the Police along with that, waved black flags, held placards and raised anti-BJP slogans right outside the University of Calcutta.
Soon after, a scuffle broke out between the micreants and the BJP workers, following which the Police resorted to lathi-charge.
According to on-ground witnesses, the alleged supporters of various political parties were seen throwing bricks and bottles. The witnesses further said that many of them have been seriously injured during the clash.
The rally started at around 4.30 PM from Esplande area in central Kolkata to Swami Vivekananda's house in north Kolkata. Shah stood atop a decorated truck along with BJP's North Kolkata and South Kolkata candidates Rahul Sinha and Chandra Kumar Bose respectively and was seen waving at the crowds.