Agartala: BJP and its ally on Monday brought down statue of Vladimir Lenin with an excavator machine at Belonia College Square in Tripura’s Agartala amid cries of “Bharat Mata ki jai’’
The incident happened merely 48 hours after the BJP and its ally dethroned Manik Sarkar of the Left Front led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the Tripura legislative assembly elections which ruled the state for 25 years.
Videos of the incident went viral on social media platforms.
“Eyewitnesses told me that after the statue fell, its head was dismembered from the body. And then, the BJP workers played football with Lenin’s head,’’ Tapas Datta, CPI(M)’s Belonia sub-division secretary, told the newspaper.
BJP defended pulling down of a statue of communist icon