Another Lenin statue demolished in Tripura

Another Lenin statue demolished in Tripura

Both Sabroom and Belonia fall in South Tripura district.

"After pulling down the statue, "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" slogan was raised", Datta told PTI. "And vice versa", he tweeted.

CPI (M) party office secretary Haripada Das said the party might issue a press release soon with a "compilation of the incidents of violence". "This shows how constitutional posts are being undermined", he said. "It is not my duty to reply".

Talking about the Lenin's stature, Yechuri said: "Violence in Tripura is a clear demonstration of RSS' fascist character".

The party top brass including Yechury and Politburo members Prakash Karat, Brinda Karat and Surjya Kanta Mishra led a rally in Kolkata, which ended in front of a statue of Lenin at Dharmatalla in the heart of the city. No CPI-M worker has been attacked by the BJP workers.

The prime minister said that all the three states - Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland - are important and that the central government will give priority to their development. "There, however, has not been any major clash in the state so far", he said.

All BJP MPs were distributed "angavastram" brought by the party from these states and offered "prasad" from Assam's famous "Kamakhya" temple, which is believed by the faithful to be protector of the North-East region.

In a democracy any party could win and lose and the "anti-democratic" activities need to be condemned strongly, he added.

"Lenin is considered one of the tallest leaders of the world".

The IPFT had also demanded that key portfolios including home, general administration, land revenue, tribal and forest rights should be given to indigenous leaders. But you have to understand one thing that Lenins statue was pulled down in Russian Federation after end of communist rule.

Tripura's BJP vice-president Subal Bhowmick had alleged yesterday that CPI (M) activists assaulted 49 BJP supporters, 17 of whom had to be hospitalised.

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