Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
June 24, Sunday 2018 12:38 PM       

       HEADLINES: B Sujatha Devi Passes Away                                              Son brutally beats mother                                              Teased for dark skin, woman poisons food at family function                                              UP: Infant crushed to death by father                                              Senior Congress leader Danam Nagender resigns                                              UAE says ready to back efforts for peaceful Yemen rebel pullout                                              Musharraf says he has not quit politics                                              Constant bullying of activists unacceptable: HRCP                                              Kohli & Co. depart for Ireland, England tour                                              FIFA WC: Lukaku, Hazard braces help Belgium stun Tunisia 5-2                                              FIFA WC: Vela, Hernandez help Mexico win against S Korea 2-1                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       INDIA Next Article: Intervene to end violence in Tripura: CPM to PM  
       'Periyar' statue vandalised in TN, two arrested
 
         Posted on :23:36:09 Mar 6, 2018
   
A A
       Last edited on:00:32:14 Mar 7, 2018
         Tags: 'Periyar' statue vandalised in TN
 

VELLORE: A statue of social reformer and founder of Dravidian movement E V Ramasamy "Periyar" was allegedly vandalised in Tamil Nadu's Vellore district tonight, police said.

The incident, which the police claimed was perpetrated by two drunk men, assumed political significance as it came after a BJP leader indicated that statues of the rationalist leader could be the next to be pulled down after a statute of Communist icon Lenin was razed by suspected BJP workers in Tripura.

A senior district police officer said that two people, identified as Muthuraman and Francis, damaged the bust at Tirupattur in an inebriated state.

The duo have been arrested, the police said, adding that while Muthuraman was suspected to be a BJP worker, Francis is believed to be a CPI activist.

Earlier today, BJP leader H Raja said in a Facebook post in Tamil said, "Who is Lenin and what is the connection between Lenin and India? What connection India has with Communists? Today Lenin's statue removed in Tripura, tomorrow it will be the statue of EV Ramasamy in Tamil Nadu."

The post was subsequently deleted. It drew condemnation from several political parties in the state. Political parties including DMK, MDMK and the Left lashed out at Raja, a BJP National Secretary, with DMK Working President M K Stalin leading the charge seeking his detention under the 'Goondas Act'.

BJP's Raja was referring to the pulling down of a statue of communist icon Lenin by some persons using an excavator machine at Belonia in South Tripura district, days after the BJP defeated CPI (M) in the closely fought assembly polls.

The CPM has held BJP workers responsible for pulling down the statue of Lenin.

BJP's state unit distanced itself from the issue, saying it was his personal view.

A A
       INDIA
Next Article: Intervene to end violence in Tripura: CPM to PM
 
 
INDIA HEADLINES
BJP will not allow Kashmir to get disintegrated from India: Shah  
BJP leader threatens Kashmiri journalists, draws flak  
BJP functionary stabbed to death by duo on bike  
BJP functionary stabbed to death by duo on bike  
Congress neglected development of cities: PM  
Body of Army major's wife found in Delhi Cantt area  
BJP trying to hoodwink the people of Jammu: JKNPP  
Sri Lankan refugee among six arrested for ATM fraud  
Senior Congress leader Danam Nagender resigns  
UP: Infant crushed to death by father  
Teased for dark skin, woman poisons food at family function  
Mamata cancels first China visit as 'political meetings at appropriate level' not confirmed by CPC  
Javadekar assures students will not have to travel outside home state for NEET  
No interim order by HC against felling trees for south Delhi re-development  
Interpol RCN against Nirav Modi likely soon  
Surat court issues arrest warrant against Nirav Modi  
Kejriwal is in good condition,says naturecure institute  
Shah to address rally in Jammu tomorrow  
2 terrorists killed in Anantnag encounter  
GST brought positive changes in Indian economy: PM Modi  
Congress' Saifuddin Soz backs Musharraf's remark on Kashmiris  
HC asks for details of physiotherapy facilities in Tihar Jail  
Aircel-Maxis case: SC judge recuses from hearing Swamy's plea  
HC refuses to grant relief to Zakir Naik  
J-K Governor calls all-party meeting tomorrow  
 
Should Yoga be made compulsory in all schools?
Yes
 
No
 
No opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy