Lenin statue toppled: PM tells Home Minister to take stern action

Lenin, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, CPI (M), Congress, BJP, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

After toppling of Lenin statue in Tripura and subsequent vandalism in West Bengal in which Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee’s bust was vandalized in Kolkata’s Kalighat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned the incidents.

The statue of Vladimir Lenin was brought down at Belonia College Square in Tripura after BJP stormed to power in the communist bastion. It is, however, still unclear as to who is behind the toppling of the Lenin statue. But the Left and the BJP are in a constant state of war of words on the toppling of Lenin in one of CPI (M)’s major bastions of power.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today strongly condemned the reported incidents of vandalism in certain parts of the country and said stern action will be taken against those found guilty. Incidents of the toppling of statues have been reported from certain parts of the country. The Prime Minister spoke to Home Minister Rajnath Singh in this regard and expressed his strong disapproval of such incidents. Ministry of Home Affairs has taken serious note of such incidents of vandalism.

Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the states that they must take all necessary measures to prevent such incidents. Persons indulging in such acts must be sternly dealt with and booked under relevant provisions of law.
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