West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Vidyasagar's statue to be installed on June 11: Mamata

ANI | Updated: Jun 03, 2019 18:35 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], June 3 (ANI): Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's statue, which was vandalised during Union Home Minister Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata on May 14 will be re-installed on June 11, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced today.
"On June 11, we will install the symbolic statue which was broken. A Bronze bust will be installed once it is completed," Banerjee told media here.
The statue of Vidyasagar, a 19th-century social reformer, was vandalised in clashes between BJP and Trinamool Congress workers at Vidyasagar College during Shah's roadshow. Since then, both the parties have blamed each other for the vandalisation.
Banerjee had last week announced that the state's new Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay and a five-member committee will look into the case.
Meanwhile, Banerjee lashed out at the BJP on Monday and said, "BJP is trying to spread fake news about West Bengal. TMC will campaign from door to door. Save democracy, we don't want EVMs, return to ballot. There should be a fact finding committee on EVMs."
She added, "In Uttar Pradesh, they say Jai Sia Ram, which means Sita and Ram together. Now they have omitted Sita ji, and modified the slogan. Let BJP say what they wish to. I said what I had to in my Facebook page." (ANI)