I do not Agree With this Kind of Violence and Neither Does the BJP: Manoj Tiwari

Manoj Tiwari

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  • Tiwari was attending a programme organised by JNU’s ABVP unit on the eve of Women’s Day
  • He also praised JNU teachers and students for participating in the event

New Delhi: Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari has raised his voice against the act of vandalism where a statue of Lenin was taken down by a mob of alleged BJP members. Commenting on the act of violence, Manoj Tiwari said that this is not what the BJP workers should do.

Tiwari was attending a programme organised by JNU’s ABVP unit on the eve of Women’s Day to “salute” the contribution of women sanitation workers

According to the Delhi BJP Chief, “I do not agree with this kind of violence and neither does the BJP. We believe that violence has no space in democracy.”

He also praised JNU teachers and students for participating in the event.

Also Read: Opinion: Who is responsible for Tripura violence?

Earlier, 48 hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the Assembly elections in the state, a video came to the light, showing right-wing supporters razing down a statue of Vladimir Lenin, a communist revolutionary, in Belonia town of Tripura. The CPI(M) offices in various parts of the state were also attacked. Three people were arrested in the matter.

Although, the national general secretary and northeast in-charge of the BJP, Ram Madhav, who is credited for the party’s win in Tripura, voiced his support towards the act of vandalism.

Later this, another case of the vandalism was reported on the next day and this led to the violence in the state prior to the formation of the government in Tripura.

The matter has not stopped here, as many such cases were reported from other parts of the country as well including the vandalism of the statues of Periyar in Tamil Nadu and Syama Prasad Mookerjee in West Bengal.

Later this, another act was reported in Uttar Pradesh, where the statue of Dr BR Ambedkar was vandalized by some unknown miscreants.

Following this, PM Modi has warned the culprits of a strict action against them. PM has stated that if anyone found guilty of such acts then stern action will be taken against them.

 

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