Left trying to curb BJP support in Kerala: Amit Shah

| Updated: May 16, 2017 16:27 IST

Kochi (Kerala), May 16 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah on Tuesday strongly criticised the Kerala Government over the rampant political killings in the state especially those of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers. "The Government of left front is not concerned about the attacks over RSS and BJP. 13 murders in this short period cannot be a coincidence. The law and order situation in the state has deteriorated. The police are not taking any action in connection with the matter," Shah told ANI, Shah asserted that these murders reflect that Left front is trying to curb the supporters of BJP in Kerala through violent means. "They cannot curb the rising support of BJP in Kerala. Government should work according to the laws and constitution, not according to their ideology," he added. RSS worker Choorakad Biju was hacked to death allegedly by the CPI(M) activists at Payyanur town that witnessed a series of clashes between the ruling CPI(M) and the RSS for the past one year. Biju was an accused in a case relating to the killing of CPI(M) activist C V Dhanraj in 2016. Police had registered a case against seven identifiable persons in connection with the incident. Meanwhile, the dawn-to-dusk hartal, called by the BJP in Kannur and nearby Mahe to protest the killing was total with shops and business establishments remaining closed. The hartal was peaceful so far except some sporadic incidents of stone pelting, police said, adding that security was intensified and additional force deployed across the district to avoid any untoward incident. The killing of Biju was the first such incident since peace talks in January this year in Kannur, notorious for political violence between the workers of the CPI (M) and the RSS. (ANI)