Bengal Election Violence: BJP Holds Silent Demonstration at Jantar Mantar to Protest Clashes at Amit Shah's Kolkata Roadshow
BJP Protest in New Delhi (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, May 15: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday held a protest against violence in BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow in West Bengal's Kolkata on Tuesday. Union Ministers Harsh Vardhan, Jitendra Singh and Vijay Goel were present, who were holding 'Save Bengal Save Democracy' posters. The protest took place at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Shah also held a press conference and blamed Trinamool Congress over the violence in the state, A BJP delegation is also scheduled to meet Election Commission of India (ECI) regarding yesterday's occurrence during the election campaign. Amit Shah's Kolkata Rally Ends in Violence; TMC, BJP Workers Injured in Police Lathi-Charge.

Meanwhile, Trinamool leaders will be holding a meeting regarding the violence that took place on Tuesday. "Trinamool Parliamentary team comprising @derekobrienmp, @Sukhendusekhar, Manish Gupta, Nadimul Haque seeks meeting with EC on May 15 in aftermath of an attack on Bengal's heritage after Shah roadshow in Kolkata. BJP outsider ruffians resort to arson & break Vidyasagar's bust," All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) tweeted. Amit Shah Blames TMC For Violence During His Roadshow in West Bengal, Says 'Managed to Escape Thanks to CRPF'.

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CPI (Marxist) also held a protest against the statue of Vidyasagar vandalised in violence during Amit Shah's roadshow. CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said, "an investigation should be done to find out how could this happen in Kolkata.

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Meanwhile, BJP chief Amit Shah Today launched a fresh attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the violence. He said TMC workers vandalised an iconic statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, 19th-century social reformer, and pinned it on BJP. Tajinder Bagga Arrested by West Bengal Police Following Violence at Amit Shah's Kolkata Roadshow.

Both BJP and TMC are accusing each other of vandalising the statue, which is a symbol of a renaissance in Bengal. The BJP has taken the issue to Delhi, while Mamata Banerjee pledged that her Party workers will ad Vidyasagar's image to their Twitter handles.