At least five BJP offices in Kerala were attacked in Thiruvananthapuram last night. Two petrol bombs were also allegedly hurled two low intensity petrol bombs at district committee office of the party, a Times Now report has said. Even has the party has blamed CPI(M) for the attack, calling it “politically motivated”, the ruling party in the state has rejected the claim saying it has nothing to do with the attack.
The BJP has decided to organise protests over the issue in the state. The report further said that incident happened at around 8:30 pm yesterday and the police investigation is on. Banners and posters have been pulled down in other BJP offices, where attacks took place.
The incident happened a day after CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury was hackled by Hindu Sena activists, which was condemned by several political parties. Speaking about the incident, senior leader Prakash Karat was quoted as saying by ANI, “We condemn this incident. This hasn’t happened for the first time as earlier as well such attacks were seen in the CPI office. We will not tolerate it and will counter it”
After the incident, high drama was seen at Yechury’s press conference, where two men were hauled by the police for trying to manhandle him CPI(M) leader, the news agency said.
Two men had entered the building where the press conference was taking place. They also chanted slogans and shouted ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ slogans. The police has detained Upendra Kumar and Pawan Kaul at the Mandir Marg Police Station of the national capital for protesting against against a recent article that appeared in a party mouthpiece.
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In the press conference, Yechury continued to slam the Centre over the violence in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, six five g farmers were killed in alleged gunfire, the agency said further.