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Netizens exchanged ‘War of Words’ in Tripura on Vidyasagar statue demolition in West Bengal at Amit Shah’s rally
TIWN May 15, 2019
Netizens exchanged ‘War of Words’ in Tripura on Vidyasagar statue demolition in West Bengal at Amit Shah’s rally
PHOTO : Vidyasagar's statue burnt at Kolkata.

AGARTALA / KOLKATA, May 15 (TIWN): Netizens in Tripura have exchanged harsh words on Vidyasagar statue demolition at Bengal. The centre of the debate was focused on who demolished the statue. BJP has blamed TMC whereas Leftist supporters commented both TMC and BJP are same and thus it happened. In Tripura recently another Bengali veteran poet Sukanta Bhattacharjee’s statue was demolished followed various statue demolition rows including Russian revolutionary Lenin. On the other side, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and other Trinamool Congress leaders have changed their profile pictures to Vidyasagar's image after a bust of the 19th-century social reformer was allegedly vandalised by BJP workers during clashes at Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata on Tuesday.

 A college named after Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar, a key figure in the Bengal renaissance, was ransacked in the clashes that ensued between the BJP and TMC during BJP president Amit Shah's road show in the state capital.

Attacking the BJP, Trinamool spokesperson, Derek O'Brien called Amit Shah "ignorant" and asked him to "try his luck somewhere else".

Now, Mamata Banerjee, Derek O' Brien, MP Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, Abhishek Banerjee and several others changed their profile pictures on Twitter to condemn the vandalisation of Vidyasagar's statue.

Sitaram Yechury slammed the BJP-RSS for vandalising the statue. He tweeted, "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."

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