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BJP’s attempt to threaten Governor anti-democratic: CPI-M

BJP’s attempt to threaten Governor anti-democratic: CPI-M

Thiruvananthapuram: CPI-M state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said on Sunday that the BJP’s attempt to impose Presidents rule by threatening the Governor over the killing in Kannur district was anti- democratic.

"The BJP’s demand for imposing AFSPA has no justification. Insulting the governor publicly for not acting in tune with their demand has exposed the BJPs autocratic nature," he said.

Countering BJP’s charge that CPI-M had unleashed attacks on RSS-BJP workers, Balakrishnan said 12 party workers were killed and 500 party cadres injured in assaults by RSS-BJP workers after the LDF government came to power in May 2016.

Balakrishnan also alleged that the saffron party had initiated a campaign to target the government under cover of the unfortunate incident of killing of Biju, as RSS worker who was hacked to death on May 12.

BJP state General Secretary Shoba Surendran had said that the state Governor P Sathasivam should quit if he is afraid of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in an attempt to project his ‘inaction’ over the killings in Kannur.

Speaking at a protest meeting in front of Kerala House at New Delhi, she said if the governor has some respect to the post he holds, he should take action against the government.

Her outburst came on Sunday, a day after BJPS state unit submitted a memorandum to the Governor, seeking action and to declare Kannur a disturbed area and to impose AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) there to maintain law and order.

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