Within a few hours of BJP leader H Raja's social media post threatening to demolish statues of EM Ramasamy 'Periyar', two hooligans vandalised a statue of the social reformer, in Tirupattur in Vellore district.
H Raja has since deleted his post, issuing a ghost of an apology, where he conveniently blames the administrator of the account, an unnamed member of his social media team, for the controversial post.
Meanwhile a statue of Bharatiya Jan Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherji was vandalised in Kolkata on Wednesday, allegedly by members of an ultra-Left students outfit. Police have arrested 6 members for the crime.
The statue wars were triggered after a statue of Communist leader Lenin was demolished in Tripura on Monday. Currently police personnel have been deployed at 27 Periyar statues across Tamil Nadu.