Agartala: Two statues of Lenin have been pulled down in the last 24 hours by mobs in Tripura, where the Left Front suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of BJP and its ally, the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), in the assembly elections.
A statue of Vladimir Lenin brought down at Sabroom Motor Stand in #Tripura. pic.twitter.com/JLe3tFwEJO
— ANI (@ANI) March 6, 2018On Tuesday, a statue of the Communist icon was razed to the ground at Sabroom, in the southernmost tip of the state bordering Bangladesh, while on Monday a mob demolished a statue of Lenin using an excavator at Belonia. Both Sabroom and Belonia fall in South Tripura district.
Coming within two days of BJP demolishing the CPM citadel, the Lenin statues were targeted amid growing attacks on Left Front supporters, allegedly by BJP and IPFT activists.
Concerned over the violence, Union home minister Rajnath Singh asked Tripura governor Tathagata Roy and state DGP A K Shukla to ensure peace and tranquillity until the new BJP-IPFT government takes charge.