Kolkata: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) office in Kolkata was attacked on Wednesday, a day after violent clash took place on the streets of the city during a massive roadshow by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah.
The RSS workers alleged a Naxal organisation’s hand to be behind the stone attack at the office. No injuries were reported in the incident, sources close to Zee News reported.
Notably, the police intervened just in time, hence averting any major mishap. Several women were reportedly raising slogans outside the RSS office, who were removed later.
The incident comes a day after violence clashes were reported in the city during a roadshow by Amit Shah, while it was passing by Calcutta University’s College Street campus. While, Shah escaped unhurt, a bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidysagar, after whom the college is named, was damaged by the protesters.
On Wednesday, Shah tore to shreds the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government’s claim that the BJP was behind the violence in the state. He said, “Mamata Banerjee claims that BJP is doing it… I want to tell her, we are fighting in every state in the nation, unlike you on 42 seats in West Bengal. Violence didn’t take place in six phases of elections anywhere but Bengal which proves that TMC is responsible for it.”
In response, the TMC released and produced a video ‘proof’ to the Election Commission of India (ECI) alleging the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of being behind the incident.
Releasing the video ‘proof’, Trinamool MP Derek O’Brien said, “Video not only clearly establishes what the BJP did, but proves party chief Amit Shah is a liar.”
Further, he alleged the Central forces in Bengal of running a whisper campaign asking people to vote for the BJP in the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2019.