Lok Sabha polls 2019: BJP-TMC row heats up in West Bengal as Amit Shah, PM Modi attack Mamata

Lok Sabha polls 2019: BJP-TMC row heats up in West Bengal as Amit Shah, PM Modi attack Mamata


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Amid continued violence in West Bengal within the Lok Sabha elections, BJP president Amit Shah's roadshow at Calcutta University on Might 14th caught everybody's consideration. Amit Shah in a press convention right now alleged that it will have been inconceivable for him to return out of the roadshow alive if the safety forces hadn't shielded him.

Regardless of the violence, the BJP president continued the roadshow for one and a half hours on the streets of West Bengal. In the meantime, chief minister Mamata Banerjee and PM Modi have been having heated exchanges within the ballot season.

Shah's roadshow in Kolkata was attacked on Tuesday after Banerjee had asserted that TMC will take revenge towards BJP, PM Modi claimed at a rally.

"Didi's (Mamata) goons carrying weapons and bombs are bent upon destruction ... her authorities is out to destroy all the things within the state. Individuals's conviction and braveness will evict the torturous rule", the Indian prime minister informed a ballot rally at Taki on the Indo-Bangla border in North 24 Parganas district.

"Didi is frightened by the rise of BJP in West Bengal. The individuals of the state had given respect to her by making her the chief minister. However power-drunk Mamata Banerjee is throttling democracy", PM Modi stated.

Nevertheless, TMC’s Derek O’Brien hit out at Shah claiming he had employed goons.

Derek O’Brien attacked the BJP president saying: “It's the saddest press convention that we've held in 21 years. President of BJP employed goons from outdoors Bengal yesterday. What occurred yesterday hurts ethos of Bengal, they've harm the Bengali sentiments by destroying the statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, a Bengali polymath from the Indian subcontinent, and a key determine of the Bengal Renaissance.”

Elements of the town lurched right into a flurry of violence as Shah's convoy was attacked with stones allegedly by TMC supporters from contained in the hostel of Vidyasagar School, triggering a conflict between supporters of the 2 events.

Each side put out movies to push their viewpoint, TMC movies confirmed violence being triggered by BJP cadres, then again, BJP president additionally introduced footage of the police beating BJP individuals on the roadshow.  

Because the political tit-for-tat battle performed out within the open, O’Brien alleged that central forces who've been despatched on the election obligation have been supporting the BJP polling brokers on the cubicles.  

West Bengal is a key state within the current Lok Sabha elections with 42 seats on supply. BJP gained simply two seats right here within the final elections in 2014. Early developments recommend BJP might lose 50 per cent seats in Uttar Pradesh which is being led by chief minister Adityanath.

The BJP is, subsequently, eyeing a serious chunk in West Bengal with at the very least 20 seats to fill the void and make up the deficit with outcomes on account of be introduced on Might 23rd after the seventh part of polls on Might 19th.