BJP delegation meets Prez over attacks on its members in Kerala
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BJP delegation meets Prez over attacks on its members in Kerala

nation Updated: May 23, 2016 13:47 IST

NEW DELHI: Amping up its offensive against the Left Front in Kerala, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation on Sunday met President Pranab Mukherjee over attacks on party workers allegedly by CPI(M) supporters in Kerala.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari told reporters after meeting the President that BJP and RSS workers were facing “atrocities” from CPI(M) and alleged that police was not taking appropriate action against the offenders.

“We have given the President details of these cases, including photographs. Our worker Pramod was killed. Houses of more than 100 workers have been vandalized,” he said.

Gadkari also attacked the Congress for allegedly remaining silent on the issue, which he said was detrimental for democracy.

“Unfortunately Congress is keeping quiet. This is not good for democracy. Democracy is a battle of ideas and parties cannot grow by taking law into their hands. We hope that those having faith in democracy will condemn this violence,” he said.

BJP chief Amit Shah had slammed the Left on Saturday, accusing it of “violating” the people’s mandate as his party said it will not sit quiet and fight on the streets if the violence continued.

Meanwhile, the Left Front in turn slammed the BJP and RSS for allegedly targeting its workers and accused the party of misleading the people.

First Published: May 23, 2016 13:47 IST