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Is Amit Shah God? Jibes Mamata Banerjee

Newsheads 2019-05-15 09:34:00
Is Amit Shah God? Jibes Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday took a jibe at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, questioning if he is a god that no one can protest against him.

Her response came after the reports of clashes between BJP and TMC supporters during Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata. 

A college named after Iswarchandra Vidyasagar, a key figure in the Bengal renaissance, was ransacked and a bust of the 19th century social reformer shattered allegedly by BJP workers during the clashes.

"What does Amit Shah think of himself? Is he above everything? Is he God that no one can protest against him?" Ms Banerjee told reporters after visiting the Vidyasagar College in north Kolkata.

"They are so uncultured that they have broken the bust of Vidyasagar. They are all outsiders. They BJP had brought them to be used on the day of polls," she said.

According to reports, there was a minor scuffle among the people after TMC supporters shouted slogans against Amit Shah during his roadshow.

Ms Banerjee also visited the university campus. 

"Does he (Shah) know the heritage of the Calcutta University? Is he aware of the famous personalities who had studied here? He should be ashamed of this attack," she said, adding that there will be a protest rally on Wednesday.

She also slammed the Election Commission for not taking any action against the BJP for spending huge sum of money in the polls.

"While coming through Bidhan Sarani (a north Kolkata road), I saw such huge cutouts (of Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi). They are spending so much money. Why is the EC not taking action against them?" Ms Banerjee said.

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajesh Kumar, who too was present with the chief minister at the Vidyasagar College, said more than 100 people have been arrested in the matter.