As West Bengal looked at disbelief the huge public response to BJP national president Amit Shah’s road show on Tuesday, students of Calcutta University perhaps couldn’t take it any more.
Unprecedented chaos erupted during the mega road show in Kolkata. Clashes broke out between BJP workers and supporters and students of Calcutta University after the latter protested against the BJP chief’s rally.
Ugly scenes were witnessed as furious BJP supporters confronted the agitating students and even threw stones and bottles at the University gates.
Students of the Calcutta University reportedly showed black flags as the BJP road show passed in front of its gates. The students also raised slogans such as “Amit Shah go back”.
The protest irked the BJP supporters who charged upon the students, resulting in utter chaos and mayhem at the spot in the presence of police.
Shah later said the TMC goons were frustrated with the positive response that the BJP roadshow had received today.
Shah told a news agency:”Today the way BJP’s roadshow got a response in Kolkata with almost every citizen attending it, TMC’s goons were frustrated & so attacked it. I would like to congratulate BJP workers as even after such chaos the roadshow continued & concluded at the planned place and time.”
Trinamool Congress’ students’ union wing has a strong presence in the students’ body at the Calcutta University.
During the clashes, the mob also barged into nearby Vidyasagar College and vandalised college property, including the bust of noted Bengali philosopher Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.