Bomb thrown near CPI (M) function: RSS worker taken into custody

| Updated: Jan 28, 2017 00:21 IST

Kannur (Kerala) [India], Jan. 27 (ANI): A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker has been taken into custody in connection with a bomb attack near a CPI (M) function at Thalassery in Kerala's Kannur district. The attack took place when CPI (M) leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan was addressing his party workers.. Alleging that the RSS uses standard methodology of polarising communalism to expand its base, CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury said the cycle of violence in Kerala has been started by the saffron outfit. "This cycle of violence in Kerala has been started by the RSS. The RSS practices a standard methodology all over India in efforts to widen its political base and that methodology is to create violence, sharpen communal polarization," said Yechury, "And on the basis of violent attacks against their political opponents, they seek to expand and consolidate their base. It is unfortunate, but this is the type of politics the RSS practices," he added. Earlier last night, a bomb was hurled near the venue of a public meeting called by CPI (M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan at Thalassery. (ANI)