Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah on Tuesday strongly criticized the Kerala Government over the rampant political killings in the state especially those of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers.
"It is incorrect and illegal".
He maintained that police acted swiftly to prevent occurrence of violence in the area. He said that the CPM will conduct a regional level investigation regarding the incident.
However, Shobha Surendran defended her stand and said that the Governor is not fulfilling his constitutional responsibilities. Mr Balakrishnan also urged the police to take action impartially.
"Some BJP leaders in Delhi had also stated that they will not allow CPI (M) leaders to enter New Delhi".
The Marxist party can not stop the the popularity of the saffron party though violence, he said.
A section of the BJP leadership in the State was now humiliating Governor P. Sathasivam when the effort to invoke AFSPA using Governor's office had failed, he said. The law and order situation in the state has deteriorated.
O Rajagopal said that such statements should be taken as the "emotional outburst of the young leaders" in the party. The BJP and the CPM had been fighting one another at Anavoor, Parassala and Nemom ever since the bitterly fought assembly election past year.
Ever since the Left government came to power, 13 BJP and RSS worker had been killed and it was not a coincidence, Shah alleged and added that it was impossible that so many attacks could have taken place without the backing of the government and administration. Meanwhile chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan denounced BJP State President Kummanam Rajasekharan for circulating video footage purportedly showing CPI (M) men taking out a victory march in Kannur after Biju's killing.