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Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s statue vandalised in Kolkata

Unidentified men are said to have vandalised a statue of Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee this morning in south Kolkata, police said.

Mookerjee’s statue was found partially damaged. Its face was blackened. A poster was also found from the spot with the word “radicals” written on it, police said.

The incident comes after two statues of communist icon Vladimir Lenin was pulled down in Tripura and one of Dravidian leader E V Ramaswamy, popularly known as Periyar, in Tamil Nadu.

Mookerjee’s statue was vandalised in Keoratala crematorium area near Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s residence.

The police have started an investigation into it.

Reacting to the incident, BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha said: “Whenever the Left goes out of power they take up such tricks. The communists are anti-nationals.”

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