PM Modi flays Bengal police trying to erase evidence of statue desecration

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today alleged that the West Bengal Police, in connivance with the state government, was trying to wipe out evidence of the desecration of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s statue. Addressing a rally in West Bengal’s Madhurapur, he accused that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, “frustrated over her imminent defeat”, has threatened to put him behind bars after the general elections.

“TMC goons are spreading violence, and they vandalised the statue of Vidyasagar. The way the state government erased proof of the Narada and Sarada scams, in the same manner, it is trying to remove evidence in this incident,” he said. He asserted that those involved in the act of vandalising the statue should be given exemplary punishment.

He lamented that the state Police officers are trying to wipe out the evidence of the incident in order to save the TMC goons. Further, he added, “The TMC and their goons have made Bengal a hell. Those involved in this act, in this sin should be given strong punishment.”

Prime Minister lamented that Didi has lost her cool in the face of imminent defeat and has become frustrated, and is now threatening to put me behind bars. Taking a dig at Banerjee’s nephew, Abhishek, the prime minister said the “aunt-nephew ‘jodi’ is only interested in looting Bengal and running the ‘tolabaji’ syndicate (extortion racket)”.

He warned that the days of the ‘bua-bhatija’ (aunt-nephew) government in the state are numbered going by the mood of the people, Modi said, adding, the BJP will win the majority of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state and over 300 seats in the country. Abhishek Banerjee, who is considered the number two in the TMC, is seeking re-election from the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha seat.

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