Twitterati reacts to vandalisation of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar statue in Kolkata

Published: May 15, 2019, 09:02 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Amit Shah's convoy was attacked with stones by alleged TMC supporters triggering a violent outbreak between supporters of the two parties

Twitterati reacts to vandalisation of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar statue in Kolkata
Pic courtesy/Twitter/ANI

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.

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.

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.

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Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from Agencies

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