West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday lashed out at Bharatiya Janata Party at an event to unveil a new statue of Bengal reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar that was broken during the Lok Sabha elections.
Banerjee said,“Bengal is not a toy. You cannot play with it. You cannot do anything you want with Bengal.” Her comments were aimed at the BJP and the national coalition that it leads in Delhi.
The event was attended by Trinamool Congress leaders,ministers of West Bengal government as well as some spiritual leaders.
The statue of 19th Century social reformer was vandalized in clashes during the May 14 Amit Shah roadshow.
It may be mentioned here that events related to re-installation of the bust tuesday was organized by the state’s Higher Education and School Education Department in collaboration with the committee for the 200th birth anniversary of Vidyasagar, according to West Bengal Information and Cultural Department.