Periyar statue at a municipal corporation office was smashed in Vellore Tamil Nadu. This happened after BJP leader H Raja threatened that statues of Periyar would be pulled down – after a statue of Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin was destroyed in Tripura.
The incident happened around 9 in the night which is located inside the Tirupattur corporation office.
Two men were arrested among which one is a BJP member and another is CPI worker and the police said that they both were drunk.
It is said that two statues of Lenin were razed after BJP ended the rule of northeastern state.
H Raja uploaded a facebook post saying : “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”. After a while he however deleted the post after a huge problem in Tamilnadu and said that it was someone else who uploaded the post without his knowledge.