Trinamool used Maoists to vandalise Syama Prasad’s bust: BJP

Kolkata, June 23: The BJP on Saturday lauded the West Bengal government’s decision to observe the death anniversary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee, but accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of using Maoists to vandalise the leader’s bust in March. BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha told reporters here that “Trinamool used Maoists to vandalise the bust of Mookerjee and now they are trying to atone for the sin that they had committed. I think Trinamool took time to realise that Bengal is still a part of India because of Syama Prasad Mookerjee.” He was refering to the March 7 incident when the bust was vandalised by a group of Left radicals in protest against the pulling down of two statues of Russian communist revolutionary Lenin in Tripura, allegedly by the BJP-RSS activists. Appreciating the Bengal government’s decision, state BJP President Dilip Ghosh, however, said “it had come too late”. The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) saw the government’s decision as yet another instance of the “collusion” between the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). (IANS)