KOZHIKODE: BJP is targeting Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over political violence, showcasing recent attacks on BJP workers and their families in Kannur, particularly in Dharmadam after his victory. Central leaders and commissions are now making a beeline for Pinarayi village.
After last week's visit of Meenakshi Lekhi MP, it was the turn of National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam on Monday. On June 16, party workers and their families will hold a sit-in at Martyr’s Column in the capital.
“Close to 100 houses of BJP workers have come under attack in the district post-poll, 20 of them in CM’s constituency alone. They dumped two-wheelers and saloon waste in wells, and no one was arrested,” BJP district president P. Sathyaprakash said. It cites hacking of a seven-year-old boy in Iritty as a gruesome example while CPM dismisses it as a family feud.
Sources say BJP-RSS combine is determined to pounce heavily on the CPM in Kannur, where they have distributed money to repair houses. “NCW chairperson’s visit was a drama the BJP scripted,” CPM district secretary P. Jayarajan said. “Women leaders in Pinarayi had visited Mrs Kumaramangalam in Kozhikode and Thalassery to apprise her of the RSS attacks.”...