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Episode 347 May 16, 2019

TMC v/s BJP: Bengal Violence and the shift in narrative to Vidyasagar

On Tuesday, during Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata, a fight broke out between the student wing workers of the Trinamool Congress and the BJP. Bottles, bricks and stones flews, as several people got injured and the bust of the prominent Bengali cultural figure and polymath Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was destroyed. Following this, later last night, the Election Commission took a decision that it has perhaps never taken before. It invoked Article 324 and barred election campaigning in West Bengal from 10 pm today. In this episode, we talk about how this incident has changed the narrative in the state, how all this will affect voters sitting on the fence and also examine Congress’s position in the state. Ravik Bhattacharya, who reports from West Bengal for the Indian Express, joins us.


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TMC v/s BJP: Bengal Violence and the shift in narrative to VidyasagarOn Tuesday, during Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata, a fight broke out between the student wing workers of the Trinamool Congress and the BJP. Bottles, bricks and stones flews, as several people got injured and the bust of the prominent Bengali cultural figure and polymath Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was destroyed. Following this, later last night, the Election Commission took a decision that it has perhaps never taken before. It invoked Article 324 and barred election campaigning in West Bengal from 10 pm today. In this episode, we talk about how this incident has changed the narrative in the state, how all this will affect voters sitting on the fence and also examine Congress's position in the state. Ravik Bhattacharya, who reports from West Bengal for the Indian Express, joins us. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.