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Mamata rejects PM s offer to install new bust of Vidyasagar

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi s offer to install a new bust of social reformer Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar at the same spot where it was vandalised saying that Bengal has the money for it. She said that it were BJP hooligans who had destroyed a heritage of the state by breaking the bust in the the violence during BJP Amit Shah s roadshow. It is a matter of shame for Bengalis that the bust of Vidyasagar was vandalised, she said at a poll rally at Mandirbazar in support of Trinamool Lok Sabha candidate C M Jatua. Bengal does not seek alms from BJP. We have the money for a new bust of Vidyasagar, who was part of Bengal Renaissance. Don t you (BJP) feel ashamed saying that Bengal has been reduced to a state of being a pauper . Banerjee was referring to a comment by Shah at a poll rally at Canning earlier this week in which he had said that under Banerjee government sonar(golden) Bangla has become ...


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