After Lenin-Periyar, Syama Prasad Mukherjee's bust vandalised; PM expresses strong disapproval

New Delhi, March 7: The atmosphere of intolerance is spreading and the PM's intervention appears timely. The Prime Minister has strongly disapproved incidents of vandalism reported from certain parts of the country. Incidents of toppling statues have been reported from certain parts of the country.

After the Lenin statue in Tripura and the Periyar statue in Vellore, Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee's bust vandalised in Jadavpur University in Kolkata. 

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed strong disapproval after the vandalism. PM Modi, according to a government statement, spoke to Home Minister Rajnath Singh who has ordered states to act sternly to check such incidents.

The home ministry has asked the states that they must take all necessary measures to prevent such incidents. Persons indulging in such acts must be sternly dealt with & booked under relevant provisions of law.