CPI(M) protests over Vladimir Lenin statue row

07 March, 2018, 00:26 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • CPI(M) protests over Vladimir Lenin statue row

Tripura had been ruled by the CPM for four straight terms before the BJP stunned the Left Front alliance, winning 35 out of the state's 59 seats that went to Assembly polls, while ally Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) won eight.

Union minister of state for home, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said the government condemns violence, but statues of foreign leaders have no place in India.

The demolition at Belonia evoked a sharp reaction from Trinamool Congress chief and Mamata Banerjee, who blamed the BJP and the RSS for the incidents.

South Tripura SP Ipper Monchak said the JCB driver, Ashish Pal, was held by police on Monday evening and was left off on bail. "It will be removed by the police and given to the municipality for storage", he said.

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Defending the actions, Tripura governor Tathagata Roy tweeted that a newly elected government was within its right to undo what the previous government had done.

He also said that there is use in crying now, and the fate of the CPM in Tripura would be the same as that in West Bengal.

The CPM today accused the BJP and the IPFT of unleashing an "unprecedented reign of terror" throughout the state after the election results were announced on March 3.

Local CPI (M) leader Datta said the statue was the only one of Lenin among "some 15-20 across Belonia town installed over the past two decades to beautify the city".

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"In a democratic system a change of government is usual, but violence in such a grave form is not acceptable", he said.

"Our party workers and supporters are being attacked physically, leaders are being threatened, our offices are being occupied, vandalised and set on fire... as are the homes of many of our workers". While the motive of the act remains debatable, what is indisputable is the disdain for one of the most important communist revolutionaries of the world.

"The global movement in various European and Asian countries has latterly made itself felt so weightily that we see before us the fairly clear outlines of a new and incomparably higher stage in the worldwide proletarian struggle", he wrote.

"A statue of Vladimir Lenin was knocked down by the BJP activists on Monday night at Sabroom in southern Tripura".

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Images of the jeering mob reducing the statue to rubble sparked condemnation and a rebuke from the soon-to-be BJP state leader in Tripura.

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