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       Periyar statue will be razed like Lenin's: TN BJP leader strikes row, deletes post
         Posted on :20:51:46 Mar 6, 2018
       Last edited on:23:43:11 Mar 6, 2018
         Tags: Lenin, Periyar, Statue, H Raja

CHENNAI: Political leaders in Tamil Nadu are protesting against a post put up by senior BJP leader H Raja where he wrote that the statue of social reformer Periyar (EVR Ramasamy) in Tamil Nadu would be razed just like communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin's statue in Tripura on Monday.

Political leaders have also demanded action against H Raja for his statement. Soon after the post was deleted from his Twitter account.

"Who is Lenin and what is the connection between Lenin and India? What connection has India with Communists? Lenin's statue has been removed in Tripura. Today it is Lenin's statue in Tripura, tomorrow it will be the statue of caste fanatic E V R Ramasamy," he posted in Tamil on his Twitter account.

Parties that sought action against H Raja included DMK, MDMK, Dravida Kazhagam CPM and CPI.

H Raja has reportedly said someone else had inadvertently posted it on his page.

Tamil Nadu BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan has distanced the party from the controversial remarks.

Meanwhile, violence erupted in Tripura and various other states after a statue of communist icon Lenin, has been pulled down by some people with an excavator machine at Belonia in South Tripura district on Monday.

Left Party, CPM has been blaming BJP workers responsible for pulling down the station of Lenin.

CPM's general secretary Sitaram Yechury has announced country-wide protests, accusing the BJP of "thriving on political violence" as clashes broke out between supporters of the two parties in Tripura after assembly election results were announced.

The BJP won the Tripura election, dethroning the CPM after 25 years.

In a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, CPM Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha, Mohammed Salim, has alleged that "goons of BJP have unleashed terror and all round attack on members and supporters of CPI-M...we request your immediate intervention to stop these attacks."

Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, has spoken to Tripura's police chief asking him to ensure law and order till a new government is in place.

"After pulling down the statue, 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' slogan was raised," said Tripura CPM district secretary Tapas Datta said.

Section 144 has been imposed in several violence affected areas in Tripura.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy defended pulling down of the statue of Lenin, saying the late Russian leader was "a terrorist" and questioned if the statue of such a person could be installed in India. He said, "Lenin was a foreigner. He was, in a way, a terrorist because of the number of people he killed there (in Russia) after imposing dictatorship there. And (you) want statue of such a person erected in our country?"

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