BJP roots for AFSPA in Kannur

Party delegation asks governor to intervene as government failed to ensure peace in the district.

Thiruvananthapuram: The BJP has demanded the intervention of Governor P. Sathasivam to end the killings of BJP workers in Kannur and the imposition of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the district to curb the growing political violence. A BJP delegation led by Mr O. Rajagopal MLA called on the Gvernor in the wake of the murder of RSS activist Choorakkad Biju on Friday.

Mr Rajagopal told reporters that since the present LDF government came to power, 14 Sangh Parivar workers had been killed by CPM men in nearly 500 attacks.

The delegation comprising state secretary V. V. Rajesh and Thiruvananthapuram district president S. Suresh claimed that the LDF government was supporting the attackers in Kannur.

“The government is keeping mum instead of intervening to stop the violence. The centre should impose AFSPA that grants special powers to the Indian Armed Forces to act,” Mr Rajagopal said.

He told he Governor that the police had failed to ensure peace in Kannur and that violence was spreading with the connivance of the government. Mr Rajagopal sought the centre’s intervention as the RSS/BJP activists were being hunted down by the Leftist in Kannur. BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan has already demanded the imposition of AFSPA in Kannur.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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