TMC ‘goondas’ broke Vidyasagar’s statue, will build it again: PM Modi
Mau (UP)| Jagran News Desk| Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday attacked the Trinamool Congress for destroying Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s statue and said that his government will rebuild it again at the same spot.
PM Modi also attacked Mamata Banerjee and said he was going for a rally in Dum Dum later in the day but was not sure if she will allow his helicopter to land.
Addressing an election rally here, Modi said, "The statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was broken by TMC goondas during the road show of BJP President Amit Shah. Those involved in this act should be given strong punishment".
He said a grand "panch dhatu" (made up of five metals) statue of Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar will be installed at the same spot to give a befitting reply to TMC workers.
He also attacked the BSP Chief Mayawati and said: “The manner in which the West Bengal government has been targeting UPiites, Biharis and those from Purvanchal, he thought Behenji will give a befitting reply but she is more concerned about power."
The prime minister said he is going to Bengal later in the day and added that "anarchy was spread by TMC workers during his earlier meetings there in West Midnapore and Thakurnagar".
"I have a rally in Dum Dum. Let's see if Didi allows it if she has her way she will not allow the helicopter to land, Modi said.
Lashing out at the SP-BSP alliance, he said those raising "Modi-hatao slogans are today frustrated. Uttar Pradesh has made their arithmetic all wrong and so their abuses have increased".
"Mahamilavatis want somehow to get 'khichdi' govt at Centre which can be blackmailed for their needs," he said.
(with PTI inputs)
PM Narendra Modi in Mau: Some months back during my rally in West Medinipur, TMC goons indulged in hooliganism. After this in Thakurnagar the situation was such that I had to cut short my speech and was forced to leave the stage pic.twitter.com/dti8N8DvrD— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 16, 2019
PM Narendra Modi in Mau: SP-BSP has given ticket to a person here who is an absconder in a rape case. SP has this history in UP, people know, but Behen ji will you seek votes for such candidates? pic.twitter.com/l65aIFRJUz— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 16, 2019
PM Modi in Mau: We saw hooliganism by TMC workers again during Bhai 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 pic.twitter.com/avn1VN1QQ8— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 16, 2019
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