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Crude bombs hurled at BJP offices in Kannur, Kerala

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Kannur, the politically volatile district, has witnessed several cases of violence between RSS and CPM after the LDF came to power in the May 2016 Kerala assembly polls.

In yet another case of political violence in Kerala, crude bombs were hurled at Bharatiya Janata Party’s offices in Naruvanur and Mattanur regions of the state on late Thursday night, news agency ANI reported. In response, the party has called for a shutdown in protest. According to reports, the two offices were severely vandalised.

Coming down heavily on the state government over the repeated attacks, the BJP has questioned the kind of environment being created in the state. “Bombs are being hurled, murders are taking place and other such attacks are happening only because these people are associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and BJP. What kind of environment is being created in Kerala? It is the responsibility of the state government to take actions,” BJP leader Nalin Kohli told ANI.

Significantly, the latest attack comes hours after a bomb was hurled near a public meeting venue of CPI (M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan at Kannur, a traditional hotbed of CPM-RSS clashes. According to police, one person was injured in the attack. The Left alleged RSS’s involvement in the episode.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had condemned the incident saying that strong action would be taken against those responsible for hurling the bomb at the venue.

The politically volatile district has witnessed several cases of violence between RSS and CPM after the LDF came to power in the May 2016 Kerala assembly polls.

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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