Communists should keep statue of Lenin in party HQ and worship it: Subramanian Swamy on Tripura incident

Communists should keep statue of Lenin in party HQ and worship it: Subramanian Swamy on Tripura incident

New Delhi: Amid reports of sporadic violence in Tripura, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today spoke to the state governor and the DGP and asked them to ensure peace till a new government is installed, an official said. Meanwhile, Section 144 imposed in several violence affected areas in Tripura.
A statue of Left icon Lenin was also demolished at Belonia town in South Tripura yesterday with the help of a bulldozer.
Reacting to the incident BJP RS MP Subramanian Swamy said: “Lenin to videshi hai, ek parakar se antankwadi hai, aise vyakti ka humare desh mein statue? Woh statue Communist party ke headquarters ke andar rakh sakte hain aur pooja karen .” (Lenin is a foreigner, a terrorist of sorts, why should we have his statute? They can keep the statute inside Communist party headquarters and worship it)
Speaking about the incident, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said: “Tripura mein jo hinsa ho rahi hai yeh sapasth hai ki RSS-BJP ka rujhan kya hai. Hinsa ke alawa unka rajneetik bhavishya kuch hai nahi. Tripura ki janta iska jawaab degi (Violence in Tripura is an indication of what RSS-BJP have in mind. Except for violence, they have no political future).”
Meanwhile, CPI’s D Raja said: “I strongly condemn this violence this is not acceptable in a democracy. We are a multi party democracy, some parties win and some lose, does not mean they can resort to vandalism&violence like demolition of Lenin statue will take place. Law needs to take its course.”
A group of men, alleged to be BJP supporters by CPI(M), brought down a Lenin statue in Belonia town, in South Tripura. The incident happened around 2.30 PM on Monday, according to an Indian Express report. The group of men, even played football with the head of Lenin, alleges Left leaders.
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, popularly known as Lenin is one of the stalwarts of Left ideology. There are many roads and memorials in Communist-ruled states named after Lenin.