In a massive development, Kolkata Police on Thursday has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) for the investigation into the vandalism of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's statue at Vidyasagar College in West Bengal capital city which took place during the violent clashes that broke down amid BJP chief Amit Shah's rally on May 14.
Massive furore broke out on May 14, when the statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was vandalised at Vidyasagar College in Kolkata during the at BJP chief Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata on Tuesday evening.
Following the incident, blame game began between Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool and PM Modi-led BJP with both parties levying allegations against each other on who broke the statue. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and several top TMC leaders changed their Facebook and Twitter display picture (DP) with the photo of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar to protest the desecration of the bust of the noted reformer and key figure of the Bengal Renaissance.
On Thursday, PM Narendra Modi promised to build a grand statue of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar at the same spot where the old one stood before being vandalised on Tuesday.
"Similar hooliganism by TMC workers was again on display during Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata, they vandalized Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's statue. We are committed to Vidyasagar's vision and will install his grand statue at the same spot," he said.
Rebutting PM Modi's claim of building a grand Iswarchadra Vidyasagar statue, Mamata Banerjee, pointed out that PM Modi who could not build a Ram Mandir at Ramjanmabhoomi now wants to build Vidyasagar statue while addressing a rally at West Bengal's Diamond Harbour.