Mamata Banerjee unveils Vidyasagar bust: 'Bengal isn't Gujarat,' she roars

Mamata Banerjee unveils Vidya Sagar's bust

New Delhi, June 11:  West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee keeps her promise and unveils Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's bust, later in the day the bust will be re-installed at Vidyasagar College where it had been desecrated.

Mamata Banerjee unveils the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar at a ceremony at the Hare School ground in College Street. Later in the day the bust will be re-installed at Vidyasagar College where it had been desecrated.

The bust of Vidyasagar, a 19th-century social reformer, was vandalised in clashes between BJP and Trinamool Congress workers at Vidyasagar College during BJP president Amit Shah's roadshow on May 14.

Later, while addressing a meeting in the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 16, promised to build a grand 'panch dhatu' (traditional five-metal alloys of sacred significance) statue of Vidyasagar at the same spot where the old one stood before being vandalized.

West Bengal CM Banerjee however publicly refused the proposal by asserting that her state has got enough money to make the structure.

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