THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has come out justifying police action on protesters. “It’s the responsibility of the state government to ensure security to the Prime Minister,” he said. The CPM state chief told mediapersons here on Tuesday the government should look into what necessitated police action. On the day of Prime Minister’s arrival, some people had tried to enter the venue of Metro rail inaugural function.
They were stopped midway by the police. Had they entered the venue, the discussion would have been about security lapse, Kodiyeri said.“Why did some people try to enter the venue of the function? The state government is responsible for providing security to the Prime Minister. Why an attempt was made to create tension on that occasion? Whether there was any other motive behind it? All these aspects should be verified. The government should probe what necessitated police action,” he said.
Kodiyeri said the action council should agree for talks with the government. The council has given assurance before the High Court that construction would not be obstructed. That has not been followed. He said such incidents to demoralise the police can’t be accepted. It’s part of a move by certain people to create anarchy.
Some people are against developmental activities. It cannot be accepted. If there is a report on terror elements, the government should verify the same, he said.