A day after a BJP worker was hacked to death by unknown people by in Kannur of Kerala, BJP is today holding protests in parts of the city. The party has alleged opposition CPI (M) of being involved in goon leadership as the incident happened on Wednesday morning in CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s home town Kannur.
The deceased Ramith was beaten by unknown men at a petrol pump and was declared dead as soon as he was taken to a nearby hospital. The party members have called for a bandh and protests started in the capital Thiruvanthpuram. They raised slogans outside Kerala secretariat and demanded action against the murderers.
The incident that is being believed as a brick bat by CPI as one of their worker was killed four days ago and similar protests were held by the party. BJP’s call for shutdown has been followed after reactions from the Centre.
BJP Chief Amit Shah had also condemned the attacks yesterday stating that all this was happening in the CM’s home town and these acts smack of political vendetta.
CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury had said the violence in Kerala has been started by the RSS-BJP combine itself and blaming the state’s ruling party for the same is “total fabrication” of facts.
While the Police has been on extra duty in the areas of protest with the leaves of Police staff being cancelled even. And all the examinations that were scheduled today in areas of Kerala, Kannur, Calicut and Cochin universities have been cancelled in wake of the strikes.