Twitterati reacts to vandalisation of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar statue in Kolkata
Amit Shah's convoy was attacked with stones by alleged TMC supporters triggering a violent outbreak between supporters of the two parties
Parts of Kolkata plunged into violence as the BJP president Amit Shah's convoy was attacked with stones by alleged TMC supporters from inside the hostel of Vidyasagar College, triggering a clash between supporters of the two parties, officials said. Condemning the desecration of polymath Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's statue in a college in Kolkata, the CPI(M) on Tuesday alleged "attacking knowledge" was central to the BJP's "poisonous project".
"BJP-RSS think nothing of when they vandalise the historic Vidyasagar College, break Vidyasagar statue. This is their advocacy of India's civilisational heritage? Attacking knowledge is central to getting their poisonous project going. Bengal will reject the destruction they offer," tweeted CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury.
BJP-RSS think nothing of when they vandalise the historic Vidyasagar College, break Vidyasagar statue. This is their advocacy of India’s civilisational heritage? Attacking knowledge is central to getting their poisonous project going. Bengal will reject the destruction they offer— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) May 14, 2019
By this ugly show in the capital of Bengal, do BJP and TMC think they will win support? It is an act of desperation where they have both revealed their destructive and unacceptable agenda for Bengal. Eta cholbe na, chala uchit na. https://t.co/MtK2T8RGE5— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) May 14, 2019
Netizens also took to the social media platform Twitter to react to this incident with dismay and shock. Twitterati also opposed the vandalisation of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar statue.
We condemn the destruction of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s statue— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) May 15, 2019
This insult to the people of Bengal by BJP will never be forgiven
Greed for power will see the BJP dismantle every icon of Bengal, their legacy and the culture that they helped build.
TMC Students Union destroyed the statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar and now they are trying to blame it on BJP.— Chowkidar Harsh Pansari (@iamharshpansari) May 15, 2019
Please release CCTV footage
Hoye Doodh ka doodh aur Paani Ka Paani#SaveBengalSaveDemocracy pic.twitter.com/XUVriiOxPO
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's bust was placed inside a room in Vidyasagar College, which is deep inside the campus. Only TMC students union members had access to it because the roadshow was not inside the campus! So who vandalised the bust? Offcourse TMC! #SaveBengalSaveDemocracy pic.twitter.com/kVVuolBqOr— Chowkidar Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) May 15, 2019
This was the reality of Amit Shah’s road show in Kolkata. Hence the TMC created trouble along the route to divert attention & smashed a bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar inside a college to fuel Bengali outrage. Didi won’t stop at anything. pic.twitter.com/FK9Myhdh8k— Swapan Dasgupta (@swapan55) May 15, 2019
Just a reminder that the national media is hopelessly anti-WB and simply cannot tell the truth about the thugs who attacked places like Vidyasagar College yesterday https://t.co/sffL3lPzMu— Mihir Sharma (@mihirssharma) May 15, 2019
Friends,#SaveBengalSaveDemocracy— Chowkidar Shubham Neogi (@NeogiShubham) May 15, 2019
*TMC Students Union destroyed the statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar and now they are trying to blame it on BJP.*
*In a midnight crackdown, our karyakartas have been arrested, Tajinder Bagga is one of them pic.twitter.com/Ytru3MXFRx
all that remains of our beloved Vidyasagar. A hindu icon, a Bengali icon, pioneer in female education.@derekobrienmp @moinaksg @ShubhamGangulee @_arghya_ @abishekbagchi @anijkd @BanglaPokkho @GargaC @sarkar_swati @maidros78 pic.twitter.com/dccr50tpSN— basuayan1994 (@basuayan1994) May 15, 2019
What happened in Bengal yesterday is shocking! Goons of TMC student union attacked BJP President Amit Shah' road show and vandalised stature of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, a revered figure for all, and are now shedding crocodile tears. Rise now! Boot TMC. #SaveBengalSaveDemocracy— Chowkidar Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) May 15, 2019
Mamata Banerjee, the West Bengal Chief Minister condemned the attacks and also went on to change her display picture on Twitter. She put up a picture of Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar.
Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from Agencies
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