In the wake of Lenin statue demolition in Tripura, Rajnath Singh asks state Governor and DGP to check post-poll violence

The violence erupted following the BJP-IPFT alliances victory over the CPI-M. A Lenin statue of Left was also demolished at Belonia town in the state yesterday.

Published: 06th March 2018 09:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2018 10:14 AM   |  A+A-

Home Minister Rajnath Singh (File | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Amid reports of sporadic violence in Tripura, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today spoke to the state governor and the DGP and asked them to ensure peace till a new government is installed, an official said.

During the telephonic calls, Governor Tathagata Roy and DGP A K Shukla apprised the Union home minister about the prevailing situation in Tripura and steps taken to control the violence, which erupted following the BJP-IPFT alliances victory over the CPI-M, ousting the Manik Sarkar-led government in the just-concluded Assembly elections.

Singh asked the governor and the DGP to check all kinds of violence and ensure peace till a new government is installed in Tripura, the home ministry official said.

There have been reports of sporadic violence and clashes between rival political groups in different parts of Tripura after the election results were declared on Saturday.

A statue of Left icon Lenin was also demolished at Belonia town in South Tripura yesterday with the help of a bulldozer.

Tripura witnessed a change in rule after 25 years in the recently concluded Assembly elections.

The BJP demolished the Left citadel in Tripura, winning a two-thirds majority with its ally, the IPFT.

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