CPM’s reaction comes close on the heels of a bomb thrown at a meeting being addressed by its state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.
New Delhi: The CPI(M) has alleged that it was facing largescale violence by right wing organisation in Kerala. The Left party’s reaction comes close on the heels of a bomb thrown at a public meeting being addressed by CPI(M)’s state secretary in Kerala Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.
“This attack by the BJP/RSS hoodlums once again nails the lie that it is the RSS/BJP which is at the receiving end of such violent attacks in Kerala, particularly in the district of Kannur,” the party’s Politburo said in a statement.
While referring to BJP’s recent protest outside Kerala House in the capital on the issue of attacks on its activists allegedly by the Left cadre in Kerala, the Politburo claimed that the situation was otherwise.
“The fact is that in Kerala, it is the CPI(M) and other constituents of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) which have been at the receiving end of the murderous attacks mounted by the RSS and its outfits. Such attacks increase whenever the LDF is in government in the state,” the statement added.
The party claimed the spate of attacks on its workers started with the murder of CPI(M) worker Ravindranath while he was participating in a victory procession of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan from Dharmadom constituency in the state Assembly elections held last year.
The CPI(M) has also claimed that as many as six of party workers have been killed while scores of others injured during the short span the Pinarayi Vijayan government has been in office.
The Politburo’s statement called upon the RSS/BJP to immediately stop such violent attacks. A bomb was hurled near a public meeting venue of CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan at Kannur in Kerala on Thursday, leaving a DYFI activist injured.
The incident took place around 7.30 pm at about 200 metres away from the venue, where Balakrishnan was speaking.