West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday hit out on BJP president Amit Shah, asking if he were a God that no one can protest against him.
The statement came from Banerjee after her and BJP supporters got into a fight in the streets of Kolkata during Shah’s roadshow.
A college named after Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, a key figure in the Bengal renaissance, was ransacked and a bust of the 19th-century social reformer was shattered allegedly by BJP workers during the fight.
"What does Amit Shah think of himself? Is he above everything? Is he God that no one can protest against him?" Ms Banerjee told reporters after visiting the Vidyasagar College in north Kolkata.
"They are so uncultured that they have broken the bust of Vidyasagar. They are all outsiders. They BJP had brought them to be used on the day of polls," she said.
A fight had also taken place when a group of people shouted slogans against Shah outside the Calcutta University campus and showed him black flags during the roadshow. Banerjee also visited the university campus.
"Does he (Shah) know the heritage of the Calcutta University? Is he aware of the famous personalities who had studied here? He should be ashamed of this attack," she said. Banerjee also added that will be a protest rally on Wednesday.
She criticised the Election Commission for allegedly not taking enough action against the BJP for spending a huge amount of unaccounted money in the polls.
"While coming through Bidhan Sarani (a north Kolkata road), I saw such huge cutouts (of Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi). They are spending so much money. Why is the EC not taking action against them?" Banerjee asked.
Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajesh Kumar, who too was present with the CM at the Vidyasagar College claimed that over 100 people have been arrested in the matter while asserting that those involved in the incident will not be spared.