Vellore: Less than 24 hours after the BJP in Tamil Nadu stoked controversy by threatening to vandalise statues of social activist and politician EV Ramasamy, a statue of ‘Periyar’ has been vandalised in Vellore.
According to the police, the act of vandalism occured at around 9.15 in Tirupattur in Vellore district. The two men, Muthuraman and Francis, involved in the act were allegedly drunk. The statue was reportedly in front a government building.
According to police, statue of Periyar, located inside the Tirupattur corporation office, was targeted by two men around 9 PM. The glasses and nose of the statue was damaged in the attack.
On Tuesday morning, BJP national secretary H Raja had threatened to pull down statue of Periyar. He on his Facebook post had written, “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.”