Vidyasagar’s Bust Ruined – Can BJP Salvage it or is it Didi’s Win?
As if we needed more violent clashes between the BJP and the TMC, they were at it again at Amit Shah’s rally in Kolkata and this time it resulted in the destruction of a 200-year-old statue of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar. And now the EC has ordered that no further election campaigning will be done in West Bengal.
It has become a narrative of Bengal vs BJP outsiders. Mamata has doubled down on her election campaign, turning it into a protest against the vandalism of the statue by who she calls 'outsiders'.
In this episode of The Big Story, we’re going to look at how violence broke out between TMC and BJP on 14 May and how this has effectively changed the political pitch right before the final phase.