The incident, which the police claimed was perpetrated by two drunk men, assumed political significance as it came after a BJP leader indicated that statues of the rationalist leader could be the next to be pulled down after a statute of Communist icon Lenin was razed by suspected BJP workers in Tripura. What connection India has with Communists?
CPI (M) state secretary K Balakrishnan, Dravidar Kazhagam leader K Veeramani and pro-Tamil leaders Thol.Thirumavalavan and Seeman also hit out at Raja and demanded action against him.
The IPFT president said the party has discussed this development with other senior leaders and will also discuss this with BJP leaders Himanta Biswa Sarma and Ram Madhav tomorrow. Lenin's statue has been removed in Tripura. Raja had reportedly said someone else had inadvertently posted it on his page.
The BJP leader, however, deleted the Facebook post after facing huge backlash in Tamil Nadu.
"Who is Lenin and what is the connection between Lenin and India?" BJP supporters also occupied 90 offices of CITU and CPI (M), Mr Dhar said.
Sporadic clashes between rival political groups were reported in different parts of Tripura after the poll results were declared. Bharatiya Janata Party swept the assembly elections in Tripura for the first time in history.
In a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, CPM Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha, Mohammed Salim, has alleged that "goons of BJP have unleashed terror and all round attack on members and supporters of CPI-M.we request your immediate intervention to stop these attacks".
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.
In his tweet, Suryah says, "BJP successfully completed the fall of Lenin in #Tripura!" He was, in a way, a terrorist because of the number of people he killed there (in Russia) after imposing dictatorship there.
According to The Canadian Press , Toronto police have recovered a seventh set of remains linked to the alleged serial killer. Michael Pollanen, the chief forensic pathologist for the province, to explain the scope of the investigation.
Swansea City turned to "rock'n'roll" football to lead West Ham a merry dance and rocket up to 13th in the Premier League table. With ten games of the season remaining, West Ham are now 13th in the top-flight, three points above the relegation places.
Nunberg also said he got the impression from his interview with Mueller's team that they had evidence implicating Trump. Nunberg added that he plans to defy a subpoena from Mueller to appear before a grand jury in Washington this Friday.
With England going 2-1 up in the series, Morgan was not prepared to complain about the process for ruling on disputed catches. The indications are that they were honest with themselves after the opening game and resolved to do better which they did.
Barnaby Joyce has revealed that he may not be the father of partner Vikki Campion's baby boy that she is expecting in April. The former deputy prime minister claims he was on a trip to Europe at around the time she conceived.
Peele shared that he stopped writing the script "20 times" because he thought it would be impossible to get the film made. Accepting the best picture Oscar , del Toro said from the stage, "I was a kid enamored with movies growing up in Mexico".
The driver was taken into custody. "We are praying for the families are going through this tragedy", de Blasio said. EMT arrived on the scene to the tragic sight, and had to assist the mother as her little girl lay on the ground.
The president, a former NY property developer, claimed that he is saving taxpayer dollars on the construction of the embassy. The Palestinians, meanwhile, said Trump's decision on Jerusalem renders the United States an unreliable actor in peace talks.
The loss drops the Celtics to 44-20, three games behind the Toronto Raptors in the loss column for the best record in the East. Somehow both teams found enough time to foul each other and take ten more total free throws in the final seconds of the game.
Five Star performed better than anticipated and was forecast to take the most seats - around 102-122 - but miss out on a majority. Salvini said that, while not interested in a broad "minestrone" coalition, the League would be willing to talk to all parties.
Set for a return appearance at the Oscars is Common , who will duet with Andra Day on "Stand Up For Something" from "Marshall". Warren and Faye were all smiles as they came on stage, with Beatty saying: 'It's so nice seeing you again'.
The Steelers had been hopeful they would be able to reach an agreement with Bell before the March 6 franchise tag-deadline. Pittsburgh Steelers' RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to receive his second straight franchise tag from the team.
The 20 minute short film follows Libby as she learns to communicate through sign language, with the help of a social worker. Collecting the award at the ceremony in Los Angeles, Ms Shenton, from Caverswall, delivered her speech in sign language.
It changes now. "I think this is what Chloe Kim must've felt like after doing back-to-back 1080s in the Olympic half-pipe". But she wasn't about to let the moment pass without sharing it with her comrades.
With recent strides forward tackling diversity and representation, The Oscars may decide to make a statement of intent this year. The E! channel will begin broadcasting from the Oscars red carpet at noon today while ABC will begin its coverage at 5:30 p.m.
According to the camera tests done by DxOMark , the Samsung flagship received an industry best of 104 in photo tests. The Korean company has left no stone unturned to ensure that its new phones have the world's best smartphone camera .
The filmmakers, the producers, the directors, the writers, the cinematographer, the composers, the songwriters, the designers. Actress Emma Watson took to the Oscars red carpet on Sunday evening with a cause close to her heart tattooed on her arm.
Waqas, a Jaish-e-Mohammad militant, was wanted for carrying out the Sunjuwan army camp attack in which seven people were killed. The encounter of Waqas is a major milestone in the anti-terror operations being carried out by the Indian security forces.
Given the possibility of high snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour, we anticipate very hard travel across the area on Monday . A winter storm warning is in effect until noon Tuesday for the James River Valley in North Dakota including the Jamestown area.
Ortiz fell to the canvas moments later, seemingly after coming in contact with Wilder's left, but Fields ruled that he slipped. Deontay Wilder has been branded a racist and a "c**t' after he accused promoter Eddie Hearn of exploiting Anthony Joshua ".
Winds will increase across the area today , causing areas of blowing and drifting snow with reduced visibility and hard travel. Tuesday night , the low will be around 27 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.
Business confidence remained robust, with the degree of optimism the second highest since July 2011 in the period. An index reading of above 50 indicates an overall increase in economic activity and below 50 an overall decrease.
I can tell you that David Warner is very personal and can assure you that whatever was said, Warner has said worse. Starc had match figures of nine for 109 and was particularly effective against South Africa's tailenders.
The film about the doping system in Russian Federation has won an Oscar at Sunday's 90th Academy Awards (Oscars) in Los Angeles. The evidence presented by Rodchenkov and Fogel was instrumental in Russia's ban from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.