Governor P Sathasivam wants govt to file report on political violence

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Over  100  workers were  attacked and property worth  crores was damaged in the political violence.

P Sathasivam, Governor

Thiruvananthapuram: Governor P. Sathasivam has sought a detailed report from the  state government on the political violence that has occurred  in the state since 2016.  This follows a representation made before the governor by a BJP delegation about the increasing CPM attacks on the party  cadres  in Kannur.     A five-member delegation led by state president Kummanam Rajasekharan told the  governor that  15 BJP-RSS workers had  been killed ever since the LDF came to power in May 2016.   

Over  100  workers were  attacked and property worth  crores was damaged in the political violence.  Mr Kummanam  alleged that  the violence had  spread to Thrissur and Kottayam. “The CPM has changed its tactics.  Instead of killing the BJP-RSS cadres, it is  now maiming  them so that they suffer throughout their lives,” he added. Apart from Mr Kummanam, the delegation comprised O. Rajagopal MLA, Thiruvananthapuram district president S. Suresh, vice-president P. P. Vava and spokesperson J. R. Padmakumar.

However, CPM Kannur district secretary P. Jayarajan alleged that Mr  Kummanam  was behind the recent attacks on CPM workers in Mattannur.     He said in a Facebook post that  RSS leader Valsan Thilankeri and RSS pracharaks in Mattannur along with Mr Kummanam had hatched a  criminal conspiracy for violence. “Kummanam had held a secret meeting at  Mattanur  to  attack and kill CPM members in the district,” Mr Jayarajan said. “The Sangh Parivar is attacking the CPM members in different parts of the state on the pretext of responding to red terror,” he added.