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Mamata condemns culture of statue vandalism

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Chief Minister on Thursday condemned the acts of vandalism on the statues of prominent personalities including founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee's bust here.

"Some may support Lenin, some may support Ho Chi Minh, some may support Karl Marx, some may support Syama One may not agree with them but no one should show disrespect or destroy the statues," said at a public meeting here.

"I condemn those who attacked Syama Prasad Mookerjee's statue here. I also condemn those who razed the in or vandalised the in This is not our culture," she said on the occasion of

asked people not to defame entire Bengal for an act by Maoist elements.

"Entire Bengal cannot be held responsible for what five or six Maoist boys have done. I deplore their attack on They are not our pride, they are the shame of Bengal," she said.

Lashing out at the new BJP government in Tripura, Banerjee said she had no knowledge about anyone being arrested in that state for the vandalism while the police had arrested all seven vandals here.

She claimed that the BJP would be "finished" in the 2019

"Can you (BJP) hear what Uttar Pradesh, or is saying? Weren't the TDP, your partners?" she asked.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 19:40 IST
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