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Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s statue vandalised in Kolkata

The incident comes after two statues of communist icon Vladimir Lenin was pulled down in Tripura and one of Dravidian leader EV Ramaswamy, popularly known as Periyar, in Tamil Nadu

Kolkata: A statue of Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee was today vandalised by unidentified men in south Kolkata, police said. The statue was found partially damaged and its face blackened. A poster was also found on the spot with the word “radicals” written on it, they said.

The incident comes after two statues of communist icon Vladimir Lenin was pulled down in Tripura and one of Dravidian leader EV Ramaswamy, popularly known as Periyar, in Tamil Nadu.

Mookerjee’s statue was vandalised in Keoratala crematorium area near Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s residence.

The police have started an investigation into it.

Reacting to the incident, BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha said: “Whenever the Left goes out of power they take up such tricks. The communists are anti-nationals.”

PTI

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