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Days After BJP Win In Tripura, Lenin's Statue Razed Amidst Chants Of 'Bharat Ki Jai'

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| March 6 , 2018 , 09:21 IST

Barely 2 days after BJP's historic win in Tripura, a statue of communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin was razed to the ground by bulldozers, allegedly brought by BJP workers on Monday, amidst chants of 'Bharat Ki Jai'. The Lenin statue had been located at the centre of the Belonia town in south Tripura for the last 5 years.

Following a series of violence over the last 48 hours, that involved arson at Communist Party of India (Marxist) offices, and clashes between CPI(M) and BJP supporters, 3 people have been arrested, the Tripura police said on Tuesday.

"The cases include arson at two CPI(M) offices at Sidhai area in West Tripura district, 25 km from Agartala, and clashes between CPI(M) and BJP supporters at Kadamtala in North Tripura district", the Superintendent of Police (Control) Pradip De told Press Trust of India.

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CPI-M state secretary and central committee member Bijan Dhar claimed that arson, attacks and loot took place in 1,539 houses.

"Arson, attacks and loot were carried out in around 1,539 houses. Many rubber gardens, hundreds of small shops, were forcibly occupied, ransacked or burned at around 500 places," Bijan Dhar said to media.

The CPI(M) in a tweet on Tuesday alleged that the attacks in Tripura were being coordinated in a centralised way by BJP-IPFT leadership.

"Attacks in Tripura are now being coordinated in a centralized way by BJP-IPFT leadership. Left got 45% vote. BJP-IPFT wants to use their newly acquired power to smash that support base thru physical attacks, torching of offices, intimidation & bullying," the CPI(M) tweeted.

"A section of unidentified BJP supporters, who migrated from the CPI(M), were creating unrest in parts of the state," said Bhowmick, adding, "Anyone found to be involved in post-poll violence would be immediately expelled and legal action will be initiated against them."

Meanwhile, the BJP claimed that CPI(M) workers have beaten up 49 of its supporters out of which 17 had to be hospitalised.

salim chagla

what use-less 'broking' Lenin's statue.....cartoon's / jokers when if Taliban too broke 'bhudha' monkeys in dirty pajama's stinking bottoms