BJP Leader Deletes FB Post Warning Periyar Statue to Be Demolished Too

PM Modi to attend Biplab Deb's swearing-in ceremony in Tripura

PM Modi to attend Biplab Deb's swearing-in ceremony in Tripura

"MHA (ministry of home affairs) has asked the states that they must take all necessary measures to prevent such incidents.", the spokesperson said. The area around the bust was soon cordoned off and authorities are probing the entire incident even as BJP's state unit has demanded stern action.

Two miscreants crystallized the threat of H Raja and defaced a Periyar statue on Tuesday night outside a municipal corporation office in Vellore, causing a massive storm across the state of Tamil Nadu. "'Chalo Paltai.'" However, his tweet was later deleted. However, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy defended the acts of tearing down the statue; calling Lenin a terrorist and saying in part, "Lenin was a foreigner".

Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday asked all political parties to ensure that those found desecrating statues are dealt with strictly and said such incidents of vandalism can never be justified. Lenin's figure was brought down after the BJP swept the elections, ending 25 years of Marxist rule in the northeast state. Responding to a tweet on the demolition, Roy wrote: "What one democratically elected government can do another democratically elected government can undo". Lenin's statue was destroyed in Tripura.

Following the complaints lodged by CPM functionaries, the police registered an FIR and arrested the driver of the JCB, who was later let off on bail. "The same size statue of the Mahatma was hurriedly procured and set up along with Lenin's statue".

Viewed in that context, thousands of crores of rupees being poured into new statues is also an appalling waste if one totes up the opportunity cost of schools and hospitals for the poor that are foregone.

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He also declared Warner was not, as he sometimes stands accused, a player who could dish out sledging but not take it. I feel like everybody needs to focus on cricket. "I'm just relieved to be able to get back on the park and move on".

According to The Hindu, the vandalism of the statue came after BJP national general secretary H Raja posted on Facebook calling for the removal of Periyar's statues.

Why? Why BJP hates Lenin so much? What is the relevance he holds in India? How is he connected to India? What if the government similarly decides to remove Lenin's statue, rename Lenin Sarani? This was followed by an attack on a Periyar statue in Vellore district of Tamilnadu.

"As things stand, the Left Front's support base has eroded further and West Bengal is looking more and more an arena of direct political contestation between the Trinamool and the BJP".

DMK working president M.K. Stalin recalled Ramasamy's contribution in fighting various social evils and striving towards an egalitarian society and said he was a widely respected leader.

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