TMC MLA Jayanta Naskar, fearing that he may very well be killed, has acquired his personal statues constructed so that individuals keep in mind him after his loss of life.
The 71-year-old two-time MLA from Gosaba in west Bengal’s South 24 Parganas employed a sculptor three years in the past from Kumartuli, a neighbourhood in Kolkata recognized for its potters and sculptors, to craft two life-size statues product of fibreglass and a clay bust.
“Four criminals had escaped from the Alipore Central Correctional Home. After they were recaptured, they admitted they were hired by local politicians to kill me. The then district Superintendent Praveen Tripathi had informed me about this. The state government enhanced my security to Y-category,” Mr Naskar stated. The MLA is now being guarded by 11 policemen.
“I then decided to get my statues built so that if I get killed, these statues will remind people of me,” he advised PTI.
Jayanta Naskar, who has been with the TMC since its inception, stated his members of the family are additionally afraid that he is likely to be killed.
“I’ve many enemies within the TMC. These leaders belonged to other parties earlier and they are my enemies since then,” stated the daddy of 5.
After he stumble on the concept, Mr Naskar began in search of a sculptor in Kumartuli.
“After finding one, I went there for over five sittings to ensure the sculptor builds the statues with utmost exactitude possible,” he stated.
The septuagenarian politician admitted he felt a bit awkward after folks got here to know of it.
“These statues were built a few years back but nobody knew about them. The statues are kept in a room on the ground floor of my house. During a recent mass outreach programme of the party, some people saw them and clicked photos. I feel a bit awkward now,” he stated.
Asked the place his statues might be erected, Mr Naskar stated the headmaster of a neighborhood faculty, of which he was the secretary from 1993 to 2016, has promised he’ll put up the bust on the institute after his loss of life.
“About the other two, I’ve no idea. If the locals want, they will erect them at places they choose,” he stated.
When contacted by PTI, district Trinamool Congress president Shaukat Molla took a jibe at Jayanta Naskar saying he ought to get extra statues and erect them in each nook of his constituency.
“I have never heard of such a thing. This is the job of someone who has got no sense. It’s funny,” Mr Molla stated.
A senior official stated the state authorities has no details about any potential risk to the MLA however he has been supplied with enough safety.