Kannur violence: PAC chairman comes down on BJP, CPM

Friday, Jul 15, 2016,11:53 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament K V Thomas has come down heavily on both BJP and CPI(M) over the political violence in Kannur district in Kerala and asked the two parties to end the law of retaliation in the politically volatile northern district.

Two days after the murder of two workers belonging to CPI(M) and BJP in the district, the senior Congress MP also asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to take steps to establish permanent peace in Kannur. Both BJP and CPI (M) are equally responsible for unending political violence in Kannur. They must end the policy of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth to establish peace in the district, he said. BJP is in power in Centre and Kerala is governed by CPI (M). Now they are challenging the common people of the state through their murder politics, he said. The two party workers had been hacked to death in what is suspected to be a fallout of the rivalry between the two parties in the politically volatile district two days ago.

In the Assembly yesterday, UDF had tried to corner both CPI-M, the lead partner in the ruling LDF, and BJP over the murder, saying they had failed to control the activities of their cadres and statements encouraging violence from certain leaders of these parties also cause concern.

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