Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Nitin Gadkari meets Pranab Mukherjee, shares concern over political killing in Kerala

Narada Desk | May 22, 2016 3:28 pm Print
A BJP worker from Kerala was allegedly killed by CPI(M) workers during a celebration rally
Nitin Gadkari

A delegation led by BJP leader and Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday met President Pranab Mukhrejee and gave him a memorandum over violence against party workers in Kerala.

The delegation lodged a formal protest with the President over the violence and expressed their concern over the post-poll-violence in Kerala. They also appealed to the President look into the matter in which a 38-year-old BJP party worker was allegedly killed by CPI(M) workers during the celebration rally in Kerala on Thursday.

Addressing the media soon after the meeting with the Mukherjee, Gadkari said that they have informed the President about the condition of Kerala and are sad with the development.

“Our delegation met President, over atrocities against RSS and BJP workers,both pre and post elections,” the minister said. Gadkari added that even after knowing the situation going out of control, police did not take appropriate action. “Also, police did not take appropriate action on the same. We have been assured of appropriate action by the President,” he said.

Concerned with the current situation, Gadkari said that thing are going out of proportion. He slammed the Congress and other regional parties for not coming out in open against the political killing allegedly by CPI(M) activists and said that BJP condemn the incidents taking place in Kerala. Adding on BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday accused the Left Front of getting involved in petty politics and believing in the ideology of violence.

The CPI(M) has filed a complaint with the Delhi Police against the BJP workers who attacked party’s headqaurter on Sunday. Around 150 protesters were detained by the Delhi Police after the saffron group went out of control and clashed with CPI(M) workers.

Earlier, a CPI(M) supporter was killed when a country-made bomb hurled at a victory rally of the Left Front in Kannur.

The police said one person identified as Raveendran died in the bomb attack.

Four CPI(M) supporters were injured in the attack. The CPI(M) alleged that the attack was carried out by RSS workers.