The demand of the West Bengal unit of the BJP to instal a public statue of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is giving the Trinamool Congress-run Kolkata Municipal Corporation the jitters. KMC says it is space-starved and has a huge backlog of statues in its godowns. Prioritising Vajpayee’s statue would also raise fears of a secret TMC-BJP friendship. The KMC has rolled the ball into the BJP court—it will consider the request if the party buys the land for the statue. No word from the BJP yet.