It has been a recent phenomenon that the bust of the BJP icon Shyama Prasad Mookerjee was vandalized in Kolkata as the bust vandalism fanaticism took momentum in different parts of the country.
But now the West Bengal government went ahead and installed a brand new bust at the same location.
The new icon was installed on the death anniversary of the Jan Sangh founder.
What is all the more surprising is that senior leaders of the Trinamool Congress inaugurated the new bust with garlands at a park adjoining Keoratala, the city’s crematorium.
The bust vandalism momentum began as soon as the leftist parties were routed in the state of Tripura where saffron party took power.
At the time, a statue of communist leader Lenin was pulled down by BJP supporters triggering similar attacks on several statues across the country.
In Kolkata, some ultra-Left activists and students had entered the Keoratala Part at the crack of dawn on March 7 and taken to the Shyama Prasad Mookerjee bust with hammers and axes damaging it badly.
The face was blackened and eyes and ears of the bust were damaged.
Syama Prasad Mookerjee was the founder of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh, the predecessor of the ruling BJP.
The Trinamool government had condemned the act and said the bust would be replaced.>