KOLKATA: The Trinamool Congress on Wedndesday alleged that the Bharatiya Janta Party was responsible for poll violence in all the 6 phases of national elections.
The TMC alleged that the “gutka-chewing non-Bengalis” and hired hoodlums from Hindi speaking states attack students and resorted to vandalism inside the Vidyasagar College campus and destroyed smashed the iconic 200-year-old Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s statue.
Polarisation in West Bengal politics not merely being done on religious but region-based also, and the alleged vandalizing of the Bengal icon by a group of saffron party goon is set to polarise the state further.
By playing the card of “majority nationalism” and “regionalism”, Bharatiya Janata Party hoping it bag its highest.
55 per cent of the population in Bengal is dominated by Bengalis while Marwaris and Biharis comprise 20 per cent besides Muslims and these “non-Bengalis” — Biharis and Marwaris — are among the major targets of the BJP.
Clashes broke out between the members of Trinamool Congress students’ union and BJP supporters who participated in Shah’s massive road show in north Kolkata on Tuesday evening. Security forces later got down to control the situation but a group of saffron party activists allegedly resorted to violence.
She accused the BJP of bringing “miscreants” from other states like Bihar, Rajasthan and spending crores of rupees to put up cut-outs for the road show.
More than 100 persons have been arrested for being involved in the clashes between the BJP supporters and the students union backed by Trinamool Congress.