Kozhikode | Seven activists of pro-CPI (M) Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) were arrested for waving black flag to Kerala Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash at Vellayil in Kozhikode District of Kerala today.
Police said the activists shouting slogans that Mr Prakash gave money to Saritha S Nair, sentenced to six year rigorous imprisonment in solar scam case, attempted to go near the Minister at the official function waving black flags.
After cordoning the venue security forces frisked away the irate activists and took them into custody, they added.
Activists also waved black flags to Panchayat and Social Justice Minister M K Muneer at the function. DYFI men staged similar agitation against Mr Adoor Prakash at Kannur while distributing title deeds to farmers, reports said.
Minister denies allegations over solar scam
Kannur | Kerala Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash today denied the allegations of solar scam accused Saritha Nair’s counsel Feny Balakrishna that ministers of UDF Government had given money to Sartiha Nair to settle the cases.
Talking to newsmen on the sidelines of a function after distributing title deeds to 618 families, the Minister said there is no need to protect Saritha Nair.”
To a question of waving black flags by DYFI activists alleging Minister Adoor Prakash given Rs 30 lakhs to Saritha Nair to settle the Solar scam, he said every person had right to protest but the protesters also did not know the reason for the protest and they cannot know the real facts. However, the protest is considered as a politically move.
He also said nobody could block him from distributing pattayams to poor people in the function.
Meanwhile, police has arrested ten DYFI activists led by District President Biju Kandakai for waving black flags after entering to the venue of pattaya mela. Police led by Town Circle inspector Azad removed them forcibly from the venue and shifted them to town police station.