Kolkata: CPI(M) protests against Lenin statue demolition

ANI | Updated: Mar 06, 2018 18:56 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Mar 6 (ANI): The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders on Tuesday staged a protest in Kolkata against the demolition of a statue of communist icon Vladimir Lenin in Tripura.

On Monday, in Belonia town, BJP workers and supporters allegedly razed a statue of Lenin with the help of a JCB.

The CPI (M) members took to the streets of Kolkata to express their anger against the incidence of demolition.

The CPI (M) supremo Sitaram Yechury had earlier said that the on-going violence points towards a bleak political future of RSS-BJP in the state.

"It is well-established from the on-going protests at Tripura that people of the state do not support them. Expect from inciting violence there is no further political future of the coalition. The citizens of Tripura shall give make them understand the same" Yechury told ANI.

Tripura has been witnessing incidents of violence in certain areas following the ouster of CPI-M in the state.

In the wake of the sporadic violence, Section 144 was also imposed in several areas. (ANI)