Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condemned the incidents of vandalism reported from Tripura and Tamil Nadu.
The Prime Minister strongly disapproved the toppling of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, known as ‘Lenin’, statue in south Tripura and vandalism of social activist and politician E.V. Ramasamy ‘Periyar’ bust in Vellore. Both the operations were carried out by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters.
According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Prime Minister spoke with Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh in this regard and strongly disapproved of such incidents.
The MHA has taken serious note of such incidents of “vandalism” and asked the states to take all necessary measures to prevent such events, an MHA statement said.
The statement also said persons responsible for such acts must be sternly dealt with and booked under relevant provisions of law.
Attack and vandalism on public buildings and properties took off in Tripura soon after BJP’s victory over Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI(M) in the recently concluded assembly elections. It was after 25 years of Communist rule that BJP had overthrown the party.