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BJP can’t do an Uttarakhand in Kerala: CPI(M) State chief

Vinson Kurian Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on May 23, 2016

KODIYERI BALAKRISHNAN, Kerala State Secretary, CPI(M)

Sangh conspiring to blame Left for violence in State after election results, says Kodiyeri



The Kerala unit of the CPI(M) has cautioned the BJP-RSS combine against “any thought of toppling the democratically elected government” in the State.

The BJP-RSS is grossly mistaken if it believes it can do an Uttarakhand or Himachal Pradesh in Kerala, CPI(M) State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told BusinessLine here.

‘Devious design’

He was reacting to what he termed an “unprovoked attack mounted by BJP-RSS goons” on the CPI(M) national headquarters the other day. “I would like to make it clear that any devious design that the BJP-RSS may have on Kerala will not just work here,” Balakrishnan said.

The BJP and the RSS have ‘conspired’ at the national level to make it appear that there was widespread violence in the State after the Left Democratic Front (LDF) came to power securing a massive mandate. CPI(M) workers are being attacked and party offices targeted across the State which he said was a reflection of the BJP’s frustration over its poor performance in the Assembly polls.

‘A planned attack’

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s warning that the BJP would not sit quiet and would take on the CPI(M) on the streets is proof that the attacks were launched with the knowledge of its central leadership.

According to P Jayarajan, the CPI(M) Kannur district Secretary, the violent methods of the BJP-RSS evidenced the extent to which the Sangh Parivar would go to condemn the people’s mandate.

Kannur is the hotbed of decades-long rivalry between the CPM and the RSS, with Jayarajan himself being a victim of an attack by Sangh activists in the later 1990s. Jayarajan told BusinessLine that the BJP had no respect for democratic mores. But this is only expected of a party which is remote-controlled by the RSS, he said.

No moral right

The Sangh’s game plan was to show to the world that life and property would not be safe under the LDF regime. But this will not cut any ice with the politically conscious and enlightened people of Kerala, he said.

The BJP did not have any moral right to complain about violence after what they had attacked the CPI(M) headquarters.

Jayarajan said the CPI(M) and the LDF plan to reach out to the people of Kerala with a campaign to expose the “nefarious political designs” of the BJP-RSS. “We propose to hold receptions across the State for the Chief Minister and other members of the new Cabinet. We will use these as a platform to launch this campaign.”

Published on May 23, 2016
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