Andhra Pradesh

Kolkata violence exposed BJP’s true colours: Naidu

N. Chandrababu Naidu

N. Chandrababu Naidu  

Underlines the need for the Opposition to stand united

TDP national president and Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has condemned the violent incidents during BJP president Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Mr. Naidu said, “Strongly condemn the violence perpetrated by the BJP and its workers yesterday in Kolkata. After desperately trying to destabilise the State government of West Bengal through the CBI, the ED and the I-T, they are now resorting to direct violence which shows their true colours.”

He also expressed the view that “vandalising the statue of a great reformer like Sri Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar is an indication of the pseudo-nationalism practised by the BJP.”

This incident underlined the need for all the opposition parties to stand united against the destructive tactics of Amit Shah-led BJP, he said. “Those who do not believe in democracy and the Constitution will resort to such acts. Let’s express solidarity with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and condemn Mr. Shah’s moves,” he said.

The BJP, which has no strength in West Bengal, tried to portray Ms. Mamata Benarjee in poor light by resorting to violence, he alleged.

“The Modi-Shah combine will not be successful in its endeavours to gain political mileage,” Mr. Naidu added.

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