Slamming the Mamata Banerjee-led Bengal government over the violence instigated on Amit Shah's rally on Tuesday in Kolkata, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a poll rally at Basirhat said that Didi (Mamata Banerjee) cannot scare him as he is shielded by 130 crore people of India.
He said: "Didi's goons are out in open to cause destruction with bullet and bombs. Yesterday, the entire country saw the pictures of all that happened in Kolkata. Didi is worried after seeing the BJP wave in Bengal, and therefore she has stooped down to such levels. Didi had declared two days ago that she will take the revenge of every inch. Within an hour, BJP chief bhai Amit Shah ji was attacked, she tried to scare us by spreading violence in the roadshow of Amit Shah. After the violence, the kind of politics you and your party is doing, the University students are exposing your conspiracy."
On Tuesday, sticks were hurled at Shah’s truck and at the Police who were manning the crowd at Shah's rally. Black flags were waved, held placards and raised anti-BJP slogans outside the University of Calcutta. Soon after, a scuffle broke out between Trinamool workers and the BJP workers, following which the Police resorted to lathi-charge.
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In an obvious reference to the arrest of Priyanka Sharma, PM Modi said: "Didi is making situations like emergency in Bengal. The girls whom you are sending to jail will give you a reply. When a girl just shared a picture, you threw her to jail? Didi you are an artist, just make a picture of me and then after 23 when I take oath of PM, gift me that painting, I will not file FIR against you."
On May 11, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) youth wing convenor Priyanka Sharma was arrested at TMC's behest because she shared a meme of Mamata Banerjee on Facebook.