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WB governor condemns vandalising of Vidyasagar statue

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Governor Keshari Nath Wednesday condemned the vandalising of a bust of 19th century Bengali icon Iswarchandra at a college here, and said the culprits should be traced and punished.

Kolkata witnessed wide-spread violence during BJP president Amit Shah's road show on Tuesday. During the violence, a bust of was vandalised at the college named after the social reformer.

is also the of the Calcutta University to which the College is affiliated.

"As the of Calcutta University, I am greatly pained at the vandalising of The real culprit for breaking the statue must be traced out and suitably punished," he said in a statement.

He said a new bust of the great social reformer of should immediately be installed and the Calcutta University should take initiative to it.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 23:16 IST