NEW DELHI: The BJP MP in the Lok Sabha Meenakshi Lekhi raised the issue of political violence in Kerala, while stating that the state has slipped from “God’s own country to a forsaken country”. While giving details of the political killings in the state, the BJP MP claimed that the democratic process has been subverted in Kerala.
Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Lekhi charged that the ruling Left coalition in the state has completely failed in checking the political violence against workers of the BJP and the RSS.
She also mentioned that despite the workers of the Congress and other parties are also being murdered they are keeping mum on the scale of political violence.
Seeking to strike a distinction in public debate over the issue of lynching, Lekhi asserted that while there had been much focus on the deaths of the likes of Pehlu Khan and others there has been hardly any attention on the killings of at least 14 BJP workers in Kerala. She read out the names of the deceased in the House amidst slogan shouting by the Left MPs.
BJP leader from Karnataka Prahlad Joshi also raised the issue in the House, while stating that as many as 17 BJP and RSS workers had so far been killed in the state. While demanding a probe by premier investigative agencies, including the CBI and NIA, the BJP MP claimed that terrorists were behind the killing of the RSS workers in Kerala.