Manohar Lal Khattar deplores violence during Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday deplored the violence during BJP president Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata and said the party will not tolerate such kind of "goonda raj". Khattar said the Election Commission should look into the matter to ensure smooth conduct of polls in West Bengal on May 19.
BJP and TMC supporters fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata during a roadshow by Shah, who escaped unhurt but was forced to cut short the jamboree and had to be escorted to safety by police. Parts of Kolkata plunged into a welter of violence as the BJP president's convoy was attacked with stones by alleged TMC supporters from inside the hostel of Vidyasagar College, triggering a clash between supporters of the two parties, officials said. "I strongly condemn the incident. BJP will not tolerate this type of goonda raj, the Election Commission should take cognizance," Khattar told a hurriedly called press conference at his residence here. He blamed Trinamool Congress' student activists for creating the trouble.