Kolkata: TMC’s student wing protests against vandalisation of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s statue
Kolkata: TMC’s student wing on Wednesday staged a protest against the vandalisation of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s statue during clashes in BJP Chief Amit Shah’s roadshow in the city.
This comes a day after a bust of the 19th-century social reformer, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, was vandalised by the BJP workers at Vidyasagar College during the clashes here.
Clashes reportedly broke out after some miscreants started throwing sticks at the convoy in which the BJP president Amit Shah was travelling in.
The incident took place on College Street here when allegedly some TMC supporters began sloganeering and the furious BJP supporters responded by pelting stones and sticks at the University gates, resulting in chaos and mayhem.
Visuals from the scene also showed a fire outside the university gates. Security forces later got down to control the situation as everything happened in a fraction of second near the Calcutta University.
Since the Lok Sabha polls began on April 10, BJP and TMC have been at loggerheads in West Bengal.
Voting for nine seats in the state will be held in the seventh and final phase of the general election on May 19.
Counting of votes will take place on May 23.