KOZHIKODE: DCC president T Siddique on Sunday came down heavily on the RSS, BJP and the CPM for unleashing political violence in the district for the past one week.
In a presser held here at the DCC office, he alleged the RSS and the CPM were trying to execute the Kannur model political violence in Kozhikode. He also criticised them for calling continuing hartals in the district. He said the business sector in the district has incurred an estimated loss of `10 crore.
“Over 100 incidents of violence were reported in the district in the past one week. The police have registered at least 40 FIRs based on these cases,” he said. He termed the violence as the ‘clash of prides’. “The BJP and the CPM are in power at the Centre and state, respectively. The pride of power has resulted in these violent confrontations. The leaders of both the parties should restrain their workers from perpetrating violence,” Siddique said.
He also said the CPM was targeting the BJP to woo minorities into their fold. “Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan should call peace talks immediately. On Saturday, conciliatory talks were held at Vadakara. However, within minutes after the meeting, violence erupted again,” Siddique said.
Alleging the police was inactive in the district, he said the CPM has castrated the police.
“Three days have already passed since the attack on the CPM district office, but no one has been arrested or taken into custody yet. It is the failure of the Home Department in the state,” he alleged.
The Congress will conduct peace rallies in the district. On June 17, the DCC will hold a sit- in protest near Puthiya Stand, here and on June 19, a peace rally will be taken out from Thiruvallur to Vadagara.
Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala, Mullappally Ramachandran MP and other Congress leaders will take part in the rallies. On June 13, another rally will be taken out at Balussery.