Shah slams Left Front over party worker’s murder

Saturday, May 21, 2016,15:02 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | BJP chief Amit Shah today attacked the Left Front over a party worker’s murder in Kerala, terming the alliance that has stormed to power undemocratic and accusing it of violating the mandate that the people has given it.

In a series of tweets, Shah blamed supporters of the winning front for the killing and said a committee of party leaders will visit the state to probe the incident. I am deeply anguished to learn about merciless killing of our karyakarta (worker) Pramod.

This act by supporters of the ruling Left violates the democratic spirit and mandate that the people of Kerala gave them just two days back.We are concerned about safety of our karyakartas and assure them our full support in their fight against an undemocratic Left regime. I have ordered constitution of a central committee which will visit and investigate this violence, Shah said.

BJP has been targeting the Left over the alleged attacks on its workers in Kerala in the run up to the polls. Shah had even declined to congratulate the LDF over its win in Kerala, saying it would hurt the sentiments of his party workers.

Pramod (38) had sustained head injuries after he was allegedly hit by a brick following a clash during a victory rally by CPI(M) workers at Idavilangu on Thursday. He died the next day.