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BJP's show of strength in Kolkata blemished by violence, Amit Shah blames Mamata

Kolkata had a tense Tuesday on May 14 with Amit Shah leading the BJP charge here through a roadshow. Violence towards the end of the route, however, once again flared up BJP-TMC tensions.  

Zee Media Bureau | May 14, 2019, 21:35 PM IST

Kolkata had a tense Tuesday on May 14 with Amit Shah leading the BJP charge here through a roadshow. Violence towards the end of the route, however, once again flared up BJP-TMC tensions.

 

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The Bharatiya Janata Party's roadshow, led by Amit Shah, drew thousands of supporters in what was a show os strength by the saffron party in West Bengal. Things however turned ugly with violence between TMC and BJP supporters marred proceedings towards the end of the roadshow. (ANI Photo)

 

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The day had begun with BJP accusing TMC of tearing posters placed along the route of the roadshow. (IANS Photo)

 

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Amit Shah however kick-started the roadshow, exuding confidence and greeting scores of people who had come to catch a glimpse of the rally. (ANI Photo)

 

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Shah punched the air and showed the victory symbol. (ANI Photo)

 

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There were tableaus from 20 states accompanying Shah. (ANI Photo)

 

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There were also cultural events organised at various points. Interestingly, one of the tableau also had people dressed as Lord Ram, Laxman and Sita. (ANI Photo)

 

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Things soon turned ugly with TMC and BJP supporters clashing. It is reported that TMC workers allegedly resorted to stone pelting. (ANI Photo)

 

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Several vehicles were torched during the clashes. (ANI Photo)

 

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Kolkata Police eventually resorted to lathi charge. (ANI Photo)

 

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Amit Shah blamed Mamata for the violence and said it showed her frustration. TMC hit back by claiming that BJP had started the ruckus. (PTI Photo)

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