Statue Vandalism : Politics Of Hypocrisy

The last few days aftermath razing down of Lenin’s statue in Tripura by some BJP leaders have witnessed political vandalism. All over the country, left liberals are now politically retaliating with attack on statues which represent Brahminical ideas or saffron ideology.

In Kolkata, six goons have been arrested for throwing tar at Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s bust in Keoratala Crematorium. Incidentally, Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee was the founder of the Jan Samgh, the party from which BJP evolved.

In Coimbatore, unidentified men hurdled men hurled two kerosene bombs on the BJP Office. Periyar’s statue was also attacked by the hooligans. The situation is indeed alarming and a direct confrontation with the left liberals aka Marxists has become imminent. Looking at the whole turn of events, PM Narendra Modi has condemned vandalism in the name of political opposition.

Truly it wasn’t appropriate on part of Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy to support the cause of vandalizing Lenin’s statue in Tripura. Anyhow, it is indeed sad and unfortunate to have Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s statue being in coal tar in a city where the great man almost sacrificed his life to safeguard the state against the Muslim League and Pakistan.

There is no denying the fact that politics of vandalism is not helping India at all. Not only it showcases cheap mentality but also shows blind hatred among people. People from various strata of life are putting down exampled when Communists have defamed legends like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Swami Vivekananda Bose and even Rajeev Gandhi. The situation is indeed gloomy and political maturity of the stalwarts is urgently expected.

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Ranabir Bhattacharyya is a Bengal based writer who concentrates on politics, international relations, economic and social matters