Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to build a statue of polymath Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said the state doesn't need any money from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), adding it has enough resources.
PM Modi, during a rally in Uttar Pradesh, had promised to install the statue at the same spot where it stood before being desecrated on Tuesday during an Amit Shah roadshow.
Addressing a rally, Mamata said: "Modi has promised to rebuild the Vidyasagar statue in Kolkata. Why should we take their (BJP's) money, Bengal has enough resources."
She also attacked the BJP, claiming that vandalising statues was one of its habits and that the party has done so in Tripura as well.
"The BJP has destroyed the 200-year-old heritage of West Bengal, those supporting the party will not be accepted by the society," she warned.
Hitting out at the saffron party over its social media posts, the Trinamool Congress supremo also said that the BJP
had been spreading canards over Facebook and Twitter.
"The BJP is trying to instigate people and cause riots with its fake posts on social media," she added.
(With PTI inputs)