associate sponsors

Havells
HDFC

MK Stalin condemns attempt to manhandle Sitaram Yechury in Delhi

Chennai: DMK working president MK Stalin on Wednesday condemned the attempt to manhandle CPM leader Sitaram Yechury in Delhi, saying it "proves the threat to democracy and freedom of expression in the BJP rule."

DMK working president MK Stalin. PTI

File image of DMK working president MK Stalin. PTI

"The fact that the incident happened during a press meet proves the threat to democracy and freedom of expression in the BJP rule," he said.

He alleged that Sangh parivar outfits were behind the incident and accused the BJP of promoting such groups.

The Centre should crush groups taking law into their hands with an "iron fist," he said in a statement.

Demanding arrest of those behind the incident, Stalin, also opposition leader in the state Assembly, said such episodes should not recur.

Two men, who said they were members of a group called the Hindu Sena, barged into the CPM head office in Delhi and tried to manhandle CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday.

The CPM, whose workers thrashed the two men before handing them over to the police, blamed the RSS for the incident.


Updated Date: Jun 08, 2017 14:16 PM

Also Watch

Firstpost in Russia: Moscow to St. Petersburg, on a free World Cup train
  • Monday, July 2, 2018 Social Media Star: Richa Chadha, Kunal Kamra talk about their political views, and why they speak their mind
  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 It's A Wrap: Swara Bhasker talks about Veere Di Wedding and Twitter trolls, in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Rahul Gandhi turns 48: Congress chief, who once said 'power is poison', should focus on party rather than on 'hate Modi' mission
  • Monday, June 4, 2018 It's A Wrap: Bhavesh Joshi Superhero makers Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane in conversation with Parul Sharma

Also See