Amit Shah warns of severe action over statue razing

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New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday called the incidents of toppling statues in Tripura and other parts of the country “unfortunate” and warned of severe action against guilty party members.

In a series of tweets, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said destroying statues was extremely unfortunate.

“Any person associated with the BJP found to be involved with destroying any statue will face severe action from the party,” he said.

In Tamil Nadu, a statue of iconic Dravidian leader Periyar was vandalized while a statue of Jana Sangh leader Syama Prasad Mookerjee was targeted in West Bengal.

“We as a party do not support bringing down anybody’s statue,” he said.

Shah also spoke to the party units in Tamil Nadu and Tripura and asked the leaders to take strong action if anybody was found involved in vandalism.

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