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Trinamool to meet EC on vandalism after BJP’s roadshow

A Trinamool Congress delegation will meet the Election Commission in the wake of vandalism in college and destruction of Bengali polymath Vidyasagar’s bust during BJP President Amit Shah’s roadshow

IANS

A Trinamool Congress delegation will meet the Election Commission on Wednesday in the wake of vandalism in college and destruction of Bengali polymath Vidyasagar's bust during BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow, according to party officials.

"Trinamool Parliamentary team comprising @derekobrienmp, @Sukhendusekhar, Manish Gupta, Nadimul Haque seeks meeting with EC on May 15 in aftermath of attack on Bengal's heritage after Shah roadshow in Kolkata. BJP outsider ruffians resort to arson & break Vidyasagar's bust," All India Trinamool Congress tweeted.

Earlier, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had condemned the attack and mentioned that an inquiry will be done.

"It is a very unfortunate incident and an entire college was vandalised. A bust of Iswarchandra Vidyasagar was broken. I have kept broken parts of the bust where the original statue was there. I have never seen such political violence in Kolkata," Banerjee said after visiting the college.

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Published: 15 May 2019, 8:09 AM