Tripura violence: Statue of Lenin brought down

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Srinagar: Two days since the Tripura Assembly election results were announced, where BJP ended the Left’s 25-year rule, the north-eastern state is witnessing incidents of violence, The Indian Express reported on Tuesday.
The CPM and BJP have blamed each other for the clashes perpetrated by their supporters.
In Belonia town, BJP workers and supporters brought down a statue of Lenin with the help of a JCB amid cries of “Bharat Mata ki jai’’. While CPM described the incident an example of “Communism phobia”, BJP claimed that the statue was brought down by people “oppressed” by the Left.
In the heart of Belonia town in Tripura’s extreme south, a statue of Vladimir Lenin, installed in 2013 after CPI(M) won the assembly elections, was vandalised.