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Kodiyeri Balakrishnan blames BJP leadership for AKG Bhavan violence

Kodiyeri charged the RSS of planning it, out of the disappointment of its inability to form a third front in Kerala.

Published: 23rd May 2016 04:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2016 04:05 AM   |  A+A-

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CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan arriving to attend a press meet at AKG centre in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. | (BP Deepu | EPS)

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The full responsibility of the violence unleashed by BJP workers outside the AKG Bhavan, the CPM central HQ in New Delhi, rests with the BJP central leadership, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said on Sunday.

Condemning the incident, he charged the RSS of planning it, out of the disappointment of its inability to form a third front in Kerala. The CPM desires peace in the state, and has instructed its cadre not to be trapped into provocation, Balakrishnan said, after the state secretariat meeting here.

“All party organisations have been briefed in this regard,” he said. The CPM and the LDF will take out marches and arrange protest meetings at the local level to fight the RSS-BJP propaganda, Balakrishnan said. “If this is the situation when the BJP wins just one seat, what will happen if it wins 10? The people of Kerala should be on their guard,” he said. “Even the  Nemom seat was won by the BJP with Congress help,” he said.

There is a concerted effort by the BJP to create the impression at the national level that the CPM victory would lead to violence in the state. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s statement that the CPM will be taken on in the streets is part of the consipracy, Balakrishnan alleged.

The LDF state committee, chaired by V S Achuthanandan, which met here on Sunday, gave its nod for organising meetings and marches to counter the BJP propaganda, LDF convener Vaikom Viswan said. He also condemned the attack on the AKG Bhavan.

CPM veteran V S Achuthanandan also called for a united front against attempts by the BJP-Sangh Parivar forces to destroy peace and the democratic secular fabric of the country. In a statement condemning the BJP ruckus at the AKG Bhavan, he called the incident a reflection of the arrogance of the BJP and the Sangh Parivar in the name of the Modi Government.

The saffron party is unleashing violence owing to its arrogance after it opened account in the elections. This is evident in the attack on the AKG Centre

-Kanam Rajendran,  CPI state secretary   sesecretaryChandrashekaran, who won from Kanhangad.

If this is the situation when the BJP wins just one seat, what will happen if it wins 10? The people of Kerala should be on their guard

-Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, CPM state secretary



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