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Vidyasagar bust vandalism not political issue: Trinamool

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Days after the statue of Bengali polymath Chandra in Kolkata was vandalised during Amit Shah's roadshow in the city, Education on Friday said the is not using it as a political issue.

"This is not a political issue, but I have said that the had prior plans to mark the 200 years of Vidyasagar's birth," told reporters here.

All educational institutes in the state had been directed, months ago, to observe Vidyasagar's 200th birthday by organising cultural activities during September 20-26, 2019, the said.

said that the had, on February 13, 2019, decided to collect the various articles used by Vidyasagar, which are kept across the state, and bring all these for displaying in a single musuem.

"We will increase the pace of this project and see that this college becomes a heritage site," he said.

The spoke about the video clips of the vanadalism incident where the attackers are seen wearing saffron scarves.

"The way workers desecrated Vidyasagar's bust may not have ashamed them, but it has made all of us bow our heads with shame," he added.

He lamented that he had "never seen such ugly political attacks."

"They will only destroy our history and culture," he said.

Regarding the latest transfer of two police officers by the (EC), Chatterjee said this revealed the fact that the EC is working in tandem with the

The on Thursday removed two police officers with clear instructions against their involvement in election duties.

As per an EC notification, the SDPO) Mithun Kumar Dey and the Officer-in-Charge of station, Kausik Das, were relieved from their posts with immediate effect.

The statement also said that "both the officers shall not be given any election-related posts".



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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 19:48 IST