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Added on : 2019-06-11 18:00:11

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday unveiled a bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar at the Hare School ground.

Trinamool Congress leaders, ministers in the West Bengal government, as well as some spiritual leaders, attended the event to mark the unveiling of social-reformer Vidyasagar’s bust.

As per the event schedule, the unveiled bust will now be taken from here to Vidyasagar college where it will be re-installed at the same place where a similar statue was broken in May during a political clash.

Speaking at the event, Banerjee accused the BJP of trying to disrupt Bengal's culture. "It doesn’t end at breaking a statue. Are they trying to disrupt the culture of Bengal? Bengal is not Gujarat," she said.

After unveiling the bust near Hare school, which was then transferred to Vidyasagar College, Banerjee said a total of 10 people were killed in post-poll violence in the state and eight of them belonged to her party — the Trinamool Congress. The other two are BJP supporters, she said.

"Every death is unfortunate. I will ask the chief secretary to provide assistance from the disaster management fund to the families of all the 10 deceased," she said.


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