Tamil Nadu

Stalin demands action against vandals who desecrated Thiruvalluvar statue

DMK President M.K. Stalin

DMK President M.K. Stalin   | Photo Credit: R. Ragu

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DMK president MK Stalin on Monday demanded action against those who had desecrated the statue of Tamil poet-savant Thiruvalluvar near Thanjavur. “It seems there could be a link between the incident and the portrait of Thiruvalluvar in saffron published by the state unit of the BJP,” he said.

A statue of Tamil savant Thiruvalluvar was found desecrated at Pillayarpatti near Thanjavur on Monday morning. Unidentified persons had splashed the statue’s face with mud on the face and cheek shocking locals when they noticed it the morning.

The State BJP units has triggered a political controversy depicting Tamil poet-savant Thiruvalluvar in saffron robes, in a portrait that accompanied a tweet.

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