BJP and RSS organised attacks in 41 places after poll results in Kerala, says CPM

Thiruvananthapuram: CPM on Sunday slammed BJP and RSS for 'conspiring' at the national level to establish that there was widespread violence in the state after the Left front came to power securing a massive mandate.

Party state secretary said BJP and RSS were unleashing attack against their party workers and vandalising their offices across the state out of frustration over their poor performance in the May 16 assembly polls.

He said Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's warning that saffron party would not sit quiet and would take on CPM on streets points to the fact that the attacks were with the knowledge of the party's central leadership.

He also wondered why no Congress leader had deplored the minister's statement and said it was as good as promoting the politics of violence of RSS.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"BJP and RSS are indulging in violence as the results were not up to their expectations. They had earlier claimed that they will come into power winning at least 70 seats and 30 percent votes and later brought it down to 12....BJP and RSS are conspiring at the national level to establish that there is widespread violence in the state," he told reporters.

However, when they managed to secure only one seat, that too with the support of Congress, the BJP and RSS decided to unleash violence, he alleged.

Alleging that the BJP and RSS had "organised" attacks in 41 places in eight districts soon after the poll results were out, he said two party workers were killed and 62 injured.

Meanwhile chief minister-designate Pinarayi Vijayan, in a Facebook post, said BJP should have the tolerance to accept
the verdict of people of Kerala.

"BJP is the party which rules at the Centre and it should show the responsibility in this regard. The party leaders should be vigilant while making provocative statements," he said.

CPM leader and LDF convenor, Vaikom Viswan also criticised the attacks against the party workers and said the front would convene meetings and rallies across the state against the violence.

Slamming Sangh Parivar forces for attacking left activists, CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran said the saffron party was unleashing attack in the state as part of their agenda to create insecurity in the country.

The attack against the CPM headquarters AKG Bhavan at New Delhi was also part of this, he said adding that there should be strong public protest against it.

Updated Date: May 23, 2016 08:20 AM

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