Pulling down of Lenin's statue not just an attack on Left, it's an assault on plurality of ideas and diversity of thought
The pulling down of Lenin's statues in Tripura is not just an attack on left ideology. It is an assault on the plurality of ideas and diversity of thought that has been a characteristic of Indian civilization. This is evident from the fact that a BJP leader in Tamil Nadu declared that Periyar's statues would face a similar fate.
The culture of intolerance goes contrary to the argumentative Indian tradition and tantamounts to Talibanisation of Indian society and polity. Left or Right, none have a right to derail constitutional values and rule of law by indulging in politics of violence and revenge.