Kolkata, May 15 : Within 24 Hours of the ghastly act of demolishing the Vidyasagar Statue by the BJP –RSS--TMC hoodlums in a show of BJP -TMC mockfight in the state, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and Left Front Chairman Biman Basu led a Huge March of Red flag carriers in Kolkata , in the same place, where hours before Modi’s and Amit Shah’s followers in the name of roadshow had been engaged in a mockfight and demolished the statue of Pt Vidyasagar, the 19th Century iconic reformer and Rationalist.
The determined and huge protest rally was Participated by CPI(M) Politbureau Member Prakash Karat , CPI(M) West Bengal State Committee Secretary Dr Suryakanta Mishra ,CITU General Secretary Tapan Sen,CPI(M) PBM and MP MD Salim, Party PBM Nilatpol Basu, along with CPI State Secretary Swapan Banerjee, Forward Block Hafiz Alam Sairani, RSP leader Sukumar Ghosh , AIDWA State Secretary Kaninika Bose -Ghosh , Secretary of Vidyasagar Foundation Anup Sarkar , SFI General Secretary Mayukh Biswas amongst others.
The Rally started from College Square after Left Front Chairman Biman Basu and CPI(M) General Secretary Sitarm Yechury garlanded the Statue of Netaji and College square before Calcutta University and it roared with high pitched sloggans , marching past the Vidyasagar College ( which is a institution started by Vidyasagar Himself , as Metropolitan Institution and later renamed as Vidyasagar College ) and ended before Bethune College .(yet another institution started by Norman Bethune, close Vidyasagar Associate and another proponent of Renessainace and Pioneer of Women education and later It was Vidyasagar who renamed the institution as Bethune College .)
Ignoring the nearly 40’ Celcius humidiity filled mercury , The Protest rally held nearly at Mid noon was participated by Left Activists ,students, professors and many cultural and literacy movement activists of the state.
Later Talking to Newspersons after the Deft March,CPI(M) General Secretary said that it is the game plan of BJP RSS to show disrespect and defame the icons of Rationality in the country. Pt Vidyasagar who contribution to our country is not only as a pioneer of Renaissance but also as a towering rationalist endeared to generations cannot be negated by this misadventures . He also called that both the Election Commission and the State administration has got the footages of the miscreants who desecrated the bust of Vidyasagar and he called for immediate arrest of the miscreants.
Refuting Amit Shah and West Bengal CM’s claims and counter claims , he said that “even icons like Vidyasagar is being desecrated as these parties are engaged in a dangerous communal competition.” TMC is trying to show that it is the alternate of BJP and vice versa, and both the parties has vitiated the environment of the state. To get a respite , and for the upkeep of Bengals ‘ ethos’ and its contribution for nation building , it is imperative to keep both these forces, at bay”, he commented.
Did Amit Shah for once at least spoken of the condition of affected working class people during demonetization? he asked.
Ignoring the Peoples condition ,to usurp Political power, these forces are running hate campaigns. CPI(M Kolkata District Secretary Kallol Majumdar also spoke and asked the conscious population of the state and the city of Kolkata , to create movement after movements to give a befitting reply to the induced and planned anarchy with communal hue, being propagated by BJP and TMC combine.
The Ghastly Crime of vandalization of Pt Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagars’ statue ,19THCentury Reformer ,Educationist and literary Doyen, who along with Raja Rammohan Roy heralded the acclaimed Bengal Renaissance was also protested by many intellectuals , as the State remained shell shocked , as the unthinkable thing , was engineered by the instigated mob being led by the RSS and the TMC, to get in the cynosure of public attention, before the May 19th Polls