Published: Wed, March 07, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Periyar's statue row: PIL filed against BJP's H Raja

Periyar's statue row: PIL filed against BJP's H Raja

"We condemn outrightly those people who are indulging in such actions", he said on Twitter.

A special police team has been formed to track down the culprits, based on CCTV camera footage, they added.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, he said that "Facebook admin" had put up a post comparing the razing down of Lenin statue in Tripura with that of E V Ramaswamy, popularly addressed as Periyar in Tamil Nadu, without his permission.

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Visuals of the incident have gone viral on social media.

The CPI (M) has held BJP workers responsible for pulling down the statue of Lenin. We as a party do not support the bringing down of anybody's statue.

Vellore: Two persons have been arrested in Tirupattur in Vellore district for allegedly vandalising a statue of rationalist leader Periyar. What connection India has with Communists? How is he connected to India? Earlier, a statue of the Communist icon was demolished by a bulldozer at Belonia College Square in a Tripura town on Tuesday. "Tomorrow, it will be the statue of caste-crazed EV Ramasamy in Tamil Nadu", read his post that was deleted after the fiery backlash.

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On Tuesday, an alarming remark was posted from the verified Facebook page of BJP National Secretary H Raja, stating, "Who is Lenin?"

He said "No one can dare to touch EVR's statue". "More than Periyar statue's, H Raja needs police protection". I express my heartfelt regret if I had hurt anyone's sentiment.

Several other members of BJP in the state, including the Vice President of BJP Youth wing SG Suryah made similar observations. While no one was hurt in the attack, reports state that the name board of the office was on the floor and had been trampled and one of the bombs hit the window too.

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