Rajiv Gandhi's statue in Chennai damaged, Janatha Party office attacked
2008-10-24 20:00:44

Miscreants damaged a statue of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in Chennai today while in a separate incident the office of the Janata Party was attacked in Madurai, according to a Times of India report.

The statue of Rajiv Gandhi was damaged by unidentified people, the TOI quoted police as saying.

A Janata Party official attributed the attack on their office to "anti-Indian elements opposed to our leader Dr Subramanian Swamy".

Rajiv Gandhi, who was assassinated by a female suicide bomber Dhanu in 1991, and Janata party leader Subramanian Swamy are considered symbols against the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam - who are currently facing losses against the Sri Lankan army. Secessionist elements in Tamil Nadu are apparently targeting them to kindle sedition.

Congress workers blocked traffic in the northern suburbs here in protest against the damage to the statue of Rajiv Gandhi.

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