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Who was Lenin and why his statue destroyed in Tripura?


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Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov who isbetter known by the name Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He was the head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924.

Lenin was the Russian revolutionist who fought against imperialist rules for the uprising of workers and peasants across Europe and Asia. He protested against anti-colonial rules and motivated downtrodden people of the society for their rights.

Recently, the legacy of the Soviet leader in India received a disturbing jolt when a statue of his in Belonia town of Tripura was brought down by an overzealous crowd of BJP supporters by shouting slogans of "Bharat Mata Ki Jai''.

Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, MoS ( Minsiter of state) home affairs said that there is no place for foreign leaders' statues. India has enough icons like Mahatma Gandhi and BR Ambedkar for people to praise. He further stated, "We condemn all kinds of violence and the state government is handling the situation".

However, the motive of the act remains debatable but a lot of people are asking questions that why the statue of one of the most important communist revolutionaries in the world was destroyed. A majority of people don't know that Lenin gave the support to the rise of a communist movement in India and to the anti-colonial struggle that gave birth to a free India.