PM Narendra Modi asserted that the West Bengal Police, in connivance with the State government, was trying to wipe out evidence of statue desecration in Kolkata.
Addressing a rally in Mathurapur, Mr Modi said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, 'frustrated over her imminent defeat', has threatened to put him behind bars after the general election.
“It was the TMC goons who were involved in vandalism. They were the ones to desecrate the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. The police officers are trying to wipe out evidence of the incident to protect the TMC goons. The TMC and their goons have made Bengal a hell,” he claimed
Those involved in the act of vandalizing the statue should be given exemplary punishment, he said.
Taking a dig at Banerjee’s nephew and TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee, Mr Modi also said that the “aunt-nephew Jodi is only interested in looting Bengal”.