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Day after BJP president Amit Shah’s roadshow Kolkata turned in violent

New Delhi. A day after BJP national president Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata turned violent with the BJP workers clashing with Calcutta University students who were showing black flags to the saffron party leader, a protest against the incident will be held by the BJP at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Wednesday. The Trinamool Congress will, meanwhile, hold a protest rally in Kolkata.

After a BJP delegation met Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, the Election Commission has scheduled a meeting with its West Bengal Observers at 11.30 am this morning, reported news agency ANI.

On Tuesday evening, clashes broke out between BJP supporters and Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) activists after stones were allegedly pelted at Amit Shah’s convoy as it passed through College Street.

The protest left several injured and police told Shah to wrap up the roadshow. It also spilled over to Vidyasagar College in Bidhan Sarani, about two km from Calcutta University, where BJP workers set two-wheelers on fire and vandalised a statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.

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