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)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma