West Bengal Chief Minister (CM) Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday (11 June) lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the latter's alleged attempts to defame and tarnish the image of the state, reports Hindu BusinessLine.
Mamata Banerjee further alleged that under the rule of the central government and the BJP, "a plot was underway to turn the state into Gujarat".
Incidentally a few days ago after encountering Jai Shri Ram chants in Bhatpara, Mamata had proclaimed that she won’t let the state turn into Gujarat.
"If you want to save Bengal and its culture, come together. There is a conspiracy to forget the rich legacy of Bengal. A plan is being hatched to turn Bengal into Gujarat," said Mamata Banerjee at an event in the Kolkata where she unveiled a statue of the social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.
It should be noted that the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar had been damaged 27 days ago, when violence ensued at a rally by the BJP party president Amit Shah. Both the All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) and the BJP had accused each other of vandalising the statue.