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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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