TMC files FIR against Amit Shah in connection with the violence, accuses him of hiring goons from outside

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New Delhi, (15/5/2019): The Trinamool Congress today targets the Bharatiya Janata Party for Tuesday’s violence in Kolkata at Amit Shah’s roadshow during which a bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was smashed to pieces.

At a press conference in New Delhi TMC MPs led by Derek O’Brien claimed that the violence was carried out by “BJP goons from outside”.

“The students were on a democratic protest with black placards. Goons of Amit Shah from outside Bengal orchestrated the violence. The video establishes Amit Shah is a liar,” O’Brien said.

The BJP is trying to justify this act. They are giving excuses like ‘the gate was locked’. The videos establish the truth. Amit Shah is a con-master,” he added.

O’Brien also said that it’s widely reported in Bengali media that while the desecration of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s statue was being done, the slogans were ‘Vidyasagar finish, where is the josh’.

The TMC MP also said that a delegation from the party will meet the Election Commissioner in the evening and submit the videos from the violence.

He also said that there are pictures showing central forces assisting BJP at poll booths.

Shah was holding a roadshow on Tuesday in the heart of Kolkata when his convoy was pelted with stones near the Calcutta University, triggering a clash between supporters of TMC and those of BJP.

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