Trichy: A total of 300 idols were stolen from temples only during the tenure of the Chowkidar, CPI leader Tha Pandian said.
While addressing a meeting in support of DMK’s Thanjavur LS candidate S S Palanimanickam in Thanjavur, the CPI leader said that as per the idol wing CID police, a total of 3,000 precious idols from various temples across Tamil Nadu were stolen. No communist parties or Dravidian parties did this. However, the former jaminthars, rich people, trustees of temples and officials from the HR and CE department were the culprits, Tha Pandian alleged. “Modi and his partymen call themselves Chowkidars.
However, the incidents of idol theft are happening during the tenure of Modi. A number of precious idols had been smuggled to various countries including Australia and the US,” Pandian alleged. He alleged that there was no protection for women in the country. The government is silent and people from all walks of life feel insecure. A number of intellectuals, Muslims, and Dalits have been killed in the country. No action was taken against the miscreants, he said.