PM says 'TMC goondas' broke Vidyasagar's statue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government was committed towards Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's vision and promised to install his grand statue at the same spot in Kolkata where it was vandalised by 'TMC goondas'.

Addressing an election rally in Mau, Modi said: "The statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was broken by TMC goondas during the road show of BJP President Amit Shah. Those involved in this act should be given strong punishment".

He said a grand "panch dhatu" (made up of five metals) statue of Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar will be installed at the same spot to give a befitting reply to TMC workers.

Kolkata witnessed wide-spread violence during BJP president Shah's massive road show on Tuesday.

A bust of 19th century Bengali icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was vandalised during the violence.