Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim described the act of vandalisation as “unfortunate”
A bust of former West Bengal chief minister Bidhan Chandra Roy was found vandalised in West Bengal’s East Burdwan district on Sunday, leading to a slugfest between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP.
The incident took place at Mankar town in the district, where the bust of the second chief minister of the state — widely credited for being instrumental in the industrialisation and modernisation of West Bengal after Independence — lay broken into pieces in the morning.
Describing the act of vandalisation as “unfortunate”, Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim, without naming the BJP for the episode, said such incidents are on the rise in West Bengal after the saffron party’s coming into prominence in the state.
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