Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Wednesday condemned the vandalisation of a bust of social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, saying it is a politically motivated step ahead of the last phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 19.
A bust of Vidyasagar in a college named after the reformer was vandalised in violence between BJP and TMC workers on Tuesday. The violence broke out during a roadshow of BJP president Amit Shah in Kolkata.
"It is a politically motivated move to break the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. We condemn such an incident," Pilot said at a rally in Kolkata. He exuded confidence that the Congress-led UPA will form the next government.
"The Modi government is on its way out. They will be defeated because people of this country are fed up with their misrule. They have not fulfilled a single promise they had made during elections in 2014. They will be defeated in this election," the Congress leader said.
Asserting that there is a "wave of change" across the country, Pilot said the BJP's "desperate" bid to "polarise" voters by raising emotive issues will not pay any dividend.