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Cong blames BJP for throwing ink on Nehru’s statue

PTI
Published : Mar 18, 2018, 2:27 am IST
Updated : Mar 18, 2018, 2:27 am IST

The Congress has blamed the BJP for the incident, but the saffron party denied any involvement in it.

Black ink thrown at a statue of former PM Jawaharlal Nehru at Katwa in Burdwan on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)
 Black ink thrown at a statue of former PM Jawaharlal Nehru at Katwa in Burdwan on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)

Burdwan (WB): India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s statue with its face blackened, was found in Katwa town of West Bengal on Saturday, the police said.

The Congress has blamed the BJP for the incident, but the saffron party denied any involvement in it.

The statue at Telephone Maidan at Katwa town in East Burdwan district with its face blackened was found this morning by the locals, who then informed the police about it. Following this, Congress workers held a demonstration in front of the police station demanding immediate arrest of those responsible for the act.

A complaint was lodged by them, the police said, adding investigation into the incident was underway. Chairman of the Trinamul Congress-run Katwa municipality Rabindranath Chattopadhyay condemned the blackening of Nehru’s statue and said it was cleaned by the civic body later in the day.

Katwa Town Congress secretary Subhashish Samanta has alleged that BJP workers were behind the incident, while the saffron party’s rural district secretary Sandip Nandy has said the party had no role in it.

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