Demolition of Lenin’s Statue by hard core supporters of the Right Wing group in Tripura, soon after the BJP won a thumping majority in the recently concluded state assembly election is triggering wide scale violence across the country.
What started with pulling down of Communist icon Lenin’s statue in Tripura allegedly by Right Wing supporters has now spread to the entire country with busts and statues of several leaders coming under attack in the last few days. On Thursday, a bust of Mahatma Gandhi was found defaced in Kannur district’s Taliparamba town in Kerala. As per report, the spectacle carving was damaged and a garland on the statue was lying nearby. 2 days back Dalit icon B R Ambedkar’s bust was targeted in the ongoing vandalisation of statues, in Tamil Nadu. Unidentified people poured red paint on Ambedkar’s bust in Chenna’s Tiruvottiyur area of the state.
On Thursday the country witnessed clashed between the Left and the Right wings students group in Kolkatta. Police were seen helpless as large number of Students protest over the vandalism of Jana Sangh leader Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s bust in the Kolkatta’s Kalighat locality. Students belonging to the right-wing Hindu Jagran Manch clashed with the students of the Jadhavpur University and police were seen helpless to put the situation under control.
The Left has been playing vital roles in the running of the country since Independence. The Right Wing group too has also been playing its role. And the centralist always was in the power as India being a country which has the largest democracy in the world.
Now the fact is that the Left is now in intolerable state. The defeat of CPM in Tripura had already upset them and was left with no choice but to review the party organizational structure until the statue Lenin was vandalized by supporters of Right wing group.
With the Right group in power, and failure to improve the status of the Congress Party with many against the dynastic rules, the Left party is now left as the only group that can emerges as an opponent. So the country now is going to witness war between Left and Right group. This is serious – both the left and right are cadre base group and use similar technique and training for the political strategy.
Let’s hope the kind of changes that is going to see in most part of the country does not reach here in the state of Manipur.
- Published in Editorial