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Mamata destroying Vidyasagar statue vandalism evidence: Modi


Mathurapur (West Bengal), May 16 (IANS): Days after the statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar in Kolkata was vandalised during BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow in the city, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government of destroying evidence of the incident.

"Trinamool miscreants vandalised eminent scholar Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's statue that was locked inside a room (in the college named after the social reformer). There are CCTV cameras in that college. The way, the (state) government had destroyed evidence of the Narada and Saradha (scams), they are busy erasing the evidence in this case," Modi said while addressing a rally here.

Demanding a thorough probe into the vandalism incident, he said: "Friends, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar ji was the son of the entire nation, not just Bengal. The people who have desecrated his bust have committed a grave sin. All the desecrators must be given severe punishment."

Beginning with Swami Vivekananda to Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Bengal's culture has made "immense contribution in framing BJP's thought process", Modi said, adding that "safeguarding the state's pride is our party's priority."

"Today, wherever Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar ji is, he might be seeing which party is fighting to safeguard Bengal's pride and which party is fighting for the infiltrators."

Modi said people would educate Mamata Banerjee about democracy while showering their blessing on BJP.

He alleged that "Didi", as Banerjee is also known as, is considering "West Bengal as her and her nephew's property".

"These facts are known to the entire nation," he said.

"This time the people of Bengal are going to fulfil an important responsibility, which will enable their 'sevak' (servant) to form a strong government. They are determined to help BJP in attaining the mark of 300 seats," he added.

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Fri, May 17 2019

    People can view the video and decide for themselves which political party is behind the vandalism and who is lying about the incident. BJP's motto is "The lie will prevail."

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  • Nicholas, CANADA

    Thu, May 16 2019

    I thought election campaign has stopped in West Bengal,If So how Modi can canvass?Is EC blind or Partial towards ruling party

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Modi offered to rebuilt Vidyasagar Statue because he knew his own people Destroyed ...

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  • True Indian, Mumbai

    Thu, May 16 2019

    If she wanted to do something like this she could have done it earlier too. I don't think she would need to wait for the rally
    Utter nonsense.

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  • Mr Clean, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    What about 'Father Of The Nation' Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse a paid Jan Sangha hitman in cold blood.?????!!!!!!!....BJP and RSS are still worshipping Nathuram Godse as a national hero and Desh Bhakth and want to erect his statue!?!?!?!?!?!?....

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