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PM Modi promises to build Vidyasagar's statue, Mamata Banerjee hits back

PM Modi promises to build Vidyasagar's statue, Mamata Banerjee hits back

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 May 2019, 04:46 pm

New Delhi, May 16 (IBNS): Amid the blame game between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday promised to build Bengali's social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's statue days after a bust of the icon was vandalised, media reports said.

The BJP and Trinamool have been accusing each other over the vandalisation of Vidyasagar's bust at Vidyasagar College in Kolkata on Tuesday.

After alleging that the bust was vandalised by the Trinamool men, Modi promised to install the statue of "panchdhatu" while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh 's Mau.

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee, who is having a huge face-off with Modi now, hit back the Prime Minister.

"Can he bring back the heritage? Such a liar. He should do sit ups for speaking lies," Banerjee said in a tone accusing the saffron party of destroying the bust.

The vandalisation of the bust took place after a scuffle between the BJP and Trinamool men broke outside the Calcutta University in Kolkata's College Street area through which saffron party president Amit Shah's mega roadshow was passing.

While West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee sharply attacked the saffron party, Shah on Wednesday said the ruling party hatched a conspiracy to win the "lost Lok Sabha polls".

Shah at a press conference said: "We were outside the Vidyasagar college and the gate of the college was intact. Then who vandalised the bust? It was a conspiracy by Trinamool and they vandalised the bust. Who broke the locks of the college? How could BJP workers get the keys of the college room? All these prove that Trinamool goons vandalised the bust to win the lost battle."

Nine Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal will go to polls in the last lap on May 19. Poll results will be announced on May 23.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission said no campaign can be held after 10 pm on Thursday because of the law and order situation in the state.

Nine Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal will go to polls in the last lap on May 19. Poll results will be announced on May 23.

PM Modi promises to build Vidyasagar's statue, Mamata Banerjee hits back

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