Ground Report | New Delhi: Two Political murders in Kerala; The killing of two politicians in Alappuzha, Kerala within 12 hours has increased the stir in the atmosphere. One of them was a leader of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) while the other was a leader of the BJP. After this, section 144 of CrPC has been implemented in the Alappuzha district on Sunday.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has condemned both the killings and assured strict action. “Such heinous and inhumane acts of violence are dangerous to the state. I am sure that all the people would be ready to identify and isolate such killer groups and their hateful attitudes.”
SDPI state secretary KS Shan was attacked in Kerala while returning home on Saturday night. His bike was first hit by the occupants of the car and then attacked with a knife. Shaan, who was badly injured in the accident, died in a hospital in Kochi at midnight.
According to the police, a few hours later, on Sunday morning, some attackers barged into the house of BJP’s Other Backward Classes (OBC) Morcha state secretary Ranjit Srinivas and killed him.
SDPI alleges that a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh worker is behind the murder of Shan. At the same time, BJP says that Srinivas was attacked by PFI, a unit affiliated with SDPI, with the intention of retaliation and putting him to death.
The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) is the political wing of the People’s Front of India (PFI). BJP state president K Surendran said that this is the third murder of a BJP worker in the last 60 days, PFI goons are trying to destabilize the state.
Terming the killing of the BJP leader as shameful, Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan told reporters here that if the police had taken appropriate steps after the killing of the SDPI leader, the situation would not have gone down to the present level.
He said the killing of Srinivas was a result of the failure of the state government and police to take preventive or preventive measures following the killing of the SDPI leader. He also said that according to the information received by him, SDPI is behind the killing of the BJP leader.
Muraleedharan said such incidents were not new in Kerala and alleged that in a recent similar incident in Palakkad, the government and CPI(M) actively protected the attackers. He said the Left government in Kerala was giving free rein to Islamic terrorist groups and this was making the situation worse in the state. (Two Political murders in Kerala)
The Union Minister said that the Chief Minister should change the stand of his administration towards such groups and take strict action against them.
He denied allegations that the RSS was behind the death of the SDPI leader, saying the struggle for dominance in that area was between the CPI(M) and the SDPI and said the police should investigate who was involved in the matter.
He said that even though Srinivas’s death was a vengeance, as some are claiming, the chief minister should clarify whether this is an ‘eye for an eye system in the state.