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Periyar statue vandalism to Mersal row, H Raja a serial controversy creator

This is not the first time when the BJP leader's comments on Periyar have incited communal sentiments. He referred to the backward classes' political icon as "anti-Dalit" during an RSS event

H Raja
H Raja. Photo: Facebook

H Raja, a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Tamil Nadu, created a political storm on Wednesday when a Facebook post from his profile seemed to exhort the razing of ' "casteist" Periyar's' busts amid what was being called the 'statue wars'. In the past couple of days, statues of Vladimir Lenin, B R Ambedkar, Shyama Prasad Mookerjee and Periyar have been vandalised in Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, following the Assembly election results in the Northeast. In the aftermath of the post, a statue of Periyar EV ...