Violent clashes broke out during BJP president Amit Shah's roadshow in the heart of Kolkata, as sticks were hurled at the truck and even at the police who were manning the crowd.
Speaking to Republic TV, West Bengal's BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh narrated the events of the roadshow and said, "What happened today was the limit, Today was the biggest rally, and we were provoked with black flags and stones. Despite all this, our party workers moved forward with patience. In front of me, two of our party-workers were injured"
Condemning the attack he said, "Previously, there was no leader that could match up to TMC. From the past two-three years, we have been keeping up and during the Panchayat elections itself, there were immense clashes but there will be more violence because the Opposition is going to lose, due to which they are just torturing people".
In an attempt to disrupt the roadshow, the several attackers hit out at the police and along with that, waved black flags, held placards and raised anti-BJP slogans outside the University of Calcutta.
Meanwhile, the rally started at around 4.30 PM from Esplanade 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.
Tableaux highlighting the culture of various parts of the state and country were seen moving ahead of the convoy. Waving party flags, BJP supporters were heard shouting slogans like 'Jai Shri Ram', 'Narendra Modi Zindabad' and 'Amit Shah Zindabad'. People dressed as Lord Ram and Lord Hanuman were also seen in the rally.