May 16, 2019
Vandalism of Vidyasagar’s statue not a new phenomenon for BJP: Mamata Banerjee
Trinamool Chairperson Mamata Banerjee today condemned the vandalism of Vidyasagar’s statue, through a post on Facebook. She said that this incident is not a new phenomenon for the BJP.
Her Facebook post:
Vandalising the statue of Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar may not be viewed as an isolated incident. Incidence of vandalism of statues is not a new phenomenon for BJP.
They vandalised age old statues in Tripura immediately after coming to power in 2018. It was a planned operation in Tripura where bulldozers were brought by BJP.This was public property built with govt funds.
A statue of B R Ambedkar, founding father of Indian Constitution and a legendary leader of the backward classes, was vandalised in Meerut (UP) again under BJP rule in March last year.
The Periyar statue in Vellore was suspected to be broken by a worker of the same party.
This serious matter on demolition of statue was raised in Parliament in March, 2018. Following the embarrassment, the Home Ministry of present govt at the centre had to issue two advisories to all states for taking preventive measures.
All India Trinamool Congress believes in conserving the rich cultural and historical heritage of our Bengal. It is totally against the hate philosophy of Modi and Amit Shah.
Entire Bengal is hurt by the act of vandalising the statue of Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar by outside goons of BJP. Vidyasagar is a great reformer, philosopher, educationist of Bengal whose name is remembered with great dignity and honour everywhere.
People of Bengal condemns this heinous act of vandalism by BJP goons.