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Modi promises Vidyasagar statue at 'same spot'


Uttar Pradesh, May 16 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday promised a "grand statue" of 19th century reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar at the same spot where his bust was vandalized in Kolkata.

A bust of Vidyasagar had been vandalized during the violence that took place during BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Trinamool Congress have been blaming each other for the incident.

Addressing a rally in Mau district, the Prime Minister said" "We saw hooliganism by Trinamool Congress workers again during Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata. They vandalized Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's statue. Such people should face strong action."

Acknowledging the fact that Vidyasagar has immense emotional value for the people of Bengal, he said: "We will install the statue made of ‘panch dhatu' (five metals) at the same place where the earlier status was installed. We are committed to Vidyasagar's vision."

The Election Commission, which has curtailed campaigning in Bengal, has said it was "deeply anguished at the vandalism done to the statue" of an icon who, "besides his many other achievements as a philosopher, academic educator, writer and philanthropist, worked all his life in the cause of widow remarriage which was unthought and unheard of in the ultraconservative society in those days".

The Prime Minister also took a dig at the SP-BSP alliance and said that ticket to contest the Lok Sabha elections had been given to one who was absconding after being booked for rape.

"SP has this history in UP, people know, but Behenji will you seek votes for such candidates?" he asked Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati.

 

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Modi's statue after end of his tenure !
    People may be haunted and try to run away or keep distance from the statue.

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  • kp, udupi

    Thu, May 16 2019

    statue will be made only of great person like others you all agreed that Modi is great PM of this country and will be continue for the next term also.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Even the cost of making the should be born by
    Father & Son Co.
    (Amith & Jay)
    They have got inflated wealth with in a short span.(still no one questions)
    That is called Modi way of ruling the country !

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Vidyasagar statue should be 'Made in India' ...

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Yes. I agree with you sir , but all labour from China

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  • chethana, udupi

    Thu, May 16 2019

    material from Thailand. Only assembling everything and painting (paint from bastikar company) to be done in India. So it becomes Make In India

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    I think Modiji very much scared, because in future the same fate may to his statue of BJP is going to install after his tenure.

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Conspiracy and contraversy of vandalisation of statue and dirty politics.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, May 16 2019

    So far only his tongue used to roll, twist and roar with high pitch but of late even his mouth opens 180 degrees ! Public have seen and heard enough for the past 5 years. End should come soon.

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Thu, May 16 2019

    This guy remembers only Statues, Nehru, Congress, Pakistan, Atankwadh etc. The amount of lies were spoken for the last 5 years, all Indians have forgotten what is truth like........ for Indians sake, this guy should not be reelected as PM of our great nation.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Modi promised a "grand statue" of 19th century reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar at the same spot where his bust was vandalized in Kolkata.
    First order investigation in the vandalism and catch the culprits and punish them for their anti national acts.
    Also, do not expect to win Bangoli's support by promising to raise the statue. (for electoral purpose)
    Bangalis will surely pay for Amit Shah's pre-planed vicious action.

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  • Chatty Shetty, udupi

    Thu, May 16 2019

    This chaiwala is fit only to build statues and nothing else. Hope he retires to his favourite Vadodara railway station with ketli after 23rd.

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  • Francis dsouza, Ud1

    Thu, May 16 2019

    We don't want public money to spend on status,instead spend for public development

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