Periyar statue vandalised in Vellore municipal office; BJP worker arrested

06 March 2018, 11:38 PM
Tamil Nadu : Periyar statue installed in municipal corporation office vandalised in Vellore; BJP worker arrested (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Tamil Nadu : Periyar statue installed in municipal corporation office vandalised in Vellore; BJP worker arrested (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Hours after BJP national secretary H Raja threatened to pull down statue of social reformer EVR Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, in a similar fashion as Russian communist revolutionary Vladmir Lenin’s statues were razed in Tripura, two men vandalised a Pariyar statue at a municipal corporation officer in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore on Tuesday evening.

According to police, statue of Periyar, located inside the Tirupattur corporation office, was targeted by two men around 9 PM. The glasses and nose of the statue was damaged in the attack.

On Tuesday morning,  BJP national secretary H Raja had threatened to pull down statue of Periyar.

He on his Facebook post had written, "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 EVR Ramasamy."

Also read : BJP leader H Raja warns to pull down Periyar’s statue; DMK demands his arrest under Goondas Act

However, BJP had sidelined itself from the statement.

DMK working president MK Stalin reacting H Raja’s post had demanded his arrest under Goodas Act.

First Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 11:09 PM
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