Mamata unveils Vidyasagar bust in Kolkata's Vidyasagar College, says BJP planning to change Bengal into Gujarat
The bust was unveiled at the Hare school, which was then transferred to Vidyasagar College. After unveiling the bust, the CM said accused the BJP of post-poll violence.
Banerjee will first pay floral tributes to the leader at a ceremonial programme at the Hare School ground on College street and then would walk on foot from there to the Vidyasagar college.
An iconic figure of the Bengal Renaissance, Vidyasagar became a poll issue following the vandalism of his statue during BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow here.
A bust of Vidyasagar had been vandalized during the violence that took place during BJP chief Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata on Tuesday, leading to a blame game between the saffron party and TMC.
While both the BJP and the ruling TMC has begun a blame game on the issue, Yechury said that the violent clashes between the two parties was 'hitting at the heart of Bengal and its core.'
BJP and TMC supporters Tuesday fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata during a massive road show by Amit Shah.
Mamata is also scheduled to take out a protest rally on Wednesday to protest the smashing of the bust of the social reformer by alleged BJP activists in north Kolkata on Tuesday.
Furious BJP supporters retaliated and were seen exchanging blows with their TMC rivals outside the college entrance.