Kolkata: A day after Lenin’s statue was dismantled in Tripura, the statue of Jansangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee was vandalised at Keoratala by students of Jadavpur University in Kolkata on Wednesday.
The statue has been broken partially with black colour painted on the face. Police have detained six people. The incident of vandalism comes follows two Lenin statues being toppled in Tripura and a Periyar bust being vandalised in Tamil Nadu.
Kolkata police have detained five supporters of a Left-wing group called Radical for the alleged vandalism. Photos from the Kolkata showed a part of the bust’s damaged as though it had been hit by stones.
BJP West Bengal condemned barbaric act of vandalising statue of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh Bharat Keshri’s founder Dr Syama Prasad Mukherjee at Keoratola Mohasoshan, Kolkata. Sayantan Basu, General Secretary, said, “We demand very strong action against culprits.”