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Vidyasagar’s statue vandalised over BJP-TMC poll-drama

Bangla Hunt/Pallab Ghosh

Kolkata fumes after Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) allegedly vandalised inside Vidyasagar College and broke the statue of Vidyasagar. According to the first hand report, the mob also have taken important files and laptops. The mob also torched inside the college campus.


If locals are to belived then it was during the road show when anti-BJP students wing showed placards with slogan “Amit Shah go back”. Within no time saffron activists resorted to violence. Goons entered the college campus and broke the statue of Vidyasagar. However, nobody stopped the convoy of Amit Shah who reached the end point peacefully.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had taken out a massive road show leading by party president Amit Shah. The road show which began from Shahid Minar in central Kolkata culminated at Swami Vivekananda’s house in Simla Street, near Calcutta University in north Kolkata.

The entire incident has not only ashamed the city but has also raised the big question – ‘Why politicians are stooping so low to bag votes that their supporters who are nothing but goons are vandalising, creating ruckus even inside educatioal institutions and these politicians stay mute spectators…’

We had witnessed similar hate-scenes in Tripura where staues of Karl Marx, Lenin and Rabjndranath Tagore were vandalised after the Left was defeated in the state after 25-years. In Kolkata Trinamool activists had allegedly thrown black ink and vandalised the statue of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on his birth anniversary a years ago.

Condemn! The shameful incedent. At the sametime one must find out who had instigated these goons and teach them a lesson as such things cannot be accepted…

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