BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday condemned the cases of vandalism and violence that have come in light from Tamil Nadu and Tripura.

After two statues of Vladimir Lenin were razed in Tripura, a statue of rationalist leader E V Ramasamy, popularly known as ‘Periyar’, was vandalised in Vellore on Tuesday.

In a series of tweets, Amit Shah not only said that the cases of desecrating the statues are extremely unfortunate, but also added that he has spoken to the party units in both Tamil Nadu and Tripura and any person associated with the BJP found to be involved in such an act will face severe action from the party.

The BJP leader took to Twitter and wrote, “As a party, we in the BJP believe that a wide range of ideas and ideologies can coexist in India. This is exactly how the makers of our Constitution envisioned our great nation to be.  India’s diversity and the vibrant spirit of debate and discussion is what strengthens us.”


In the wake of recent cases of vandalism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh and expressed strong disapproval.

An advisory from the Minsitry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that it has asked states that they must take all necessary measures to prevent such incidents and people indulging in such acts must be sternly dealt with and booked under relevant provisions of laws.