Communist Following the murder of two DYFI activists at Venjaramoodu in Thiruvananthapuram, protesters vandalized Congress offices across the state.
Bombs were hurled and stones were pelted at more than 20 offices in Kannur district alone. Similar attacks against the Congress offices were reported in Kozhikode also.
In Kannur, a bomb was hurled at the Kodiyeri Congress block committee office. Congress committee office at Madapeedika was also vandalized. Doors and windows of Priyadarshini office at New Mahe were destroyed. Congress committee office at Thiruvangad was also attacked.
The protesters vandalized Sajith Lal memorial centre at Payyannur and the Congress office at Ancharakandy. In Kozhikode, bombs were hurled at the Congress committee office in Nadapuram. Muhammad Abdu Rahiman library at Kundayithode was also vandalized.
Congress offices at Kakkodi in Kozhikode, Venjaramoodu and Vembayam in Thiruvananthapuram were also attacked.
Protesting against the statewide attacks against Congress offices, UDF observed peaceful hartal in Vembayam. Kannur DCC president Satheesan Pacheni alleged that the Congress offices were vandalized with the knowledge of CPI (M) leadership.
KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran and opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala stated that they will not support any kind of violence and will never provide legal help to the attackers.
Meanwhile, there are media reports saying that there are different opinions within the police department. While the SI reportedly said that this is a case of personal revenge, SP told it is a clear case of political rivalry.
“The area where the murder was plotted is notorious for violent attacks between CPM and Congress workers,” said BJP state general secretary MT Ramesh slamming the attacks on BJP workers in the state. While, the chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and the entire CPM leadership is under severe pressure of investigations by central agencies, this is a well planned drama to divert the attention of the public, said Mr. Ramesh.