January 27, 2017


Press Statement


The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:


The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the bomb attack by RSS/BJP goons on a public meeting in Thalassery, Kannur, Kerala yesterday, which was being addressed by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member and State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. The meeting was held in connection with the inauguration of the memorial of martyr K.P. Jithesh, who too was killed years back in an attack by RSS. One CPI(M) worker, Sarath Lal was injured in the attack and has been hospitalized.


This attack by the BJP/RSS hoodlums once again nails the lie that it is the RSS/BJP which is at the receiving end of such violent attacks in Kerala, particularly in the district of Kannur. Two days back a group of BJP workers held a demonstration outside the Kerala House in Delhi, purportedly to protest the attacks on its activists in Kerala.


The fact is that in Kerala it is the CPI(M) and other constituents of the LDF that have been at the receiving end of the murderous attacks mounted by the RSS and its outfits. Such attacks increase whenever the LDF is in government in the state.


The current round of attacks began with the murder of CPI(M) worker Ravindranath while he was participating in the procession following the victory of Pinarayi Vijayan from the Dharmadom constituency. In the short duration that the current LDF government has been in office as many as six CPI(M) workers have been killed and scores of its members injured, Party offices and houses of its members attacked and destroyed in brutal attacks launched by the RSS.


The Polit Bureau calls upon the RSS/BJP to immediate stop such violent attacks.