RSS worker Choorakkad Biju was hacked to death allegedly by CPM activists at Payyanur town.courtesy: Asianet Newsable
Kerala Governor, Justice (Retd) P Sathasivam has asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to take urgent action over the incident of the murder of RSS activist Choorakkad Biju in Kannur on Friday.
The RSS worker was hacked to death by unidentified assailants at Payyannur on Friday. Choorakkad Biju, 34, was murdered at Palakkode bridge at Payyannur.
The Governor also handed over the CM the memorandum submitted by BJP leaders who met him on Saturday morning.
Even though the BJP leaders had met the Governor earlier also during violent incidents in Kannur, this is the first time that the Governor is asking the Chief Minister to take urgent action.
The RSS held the CPM responsible for the murder of its worker in Kerala and accused the ruling party of “spearheading murder politics” to annihilate its political opponents in the state.
The police probing the murder of an RSS worker, Biju, in Payyannur have identified the seven suspect in the case in the case.
Police suspect that two people, Reneesh and Anoop, plotted the attack. The officers have also seized a car, believed to have been used by the culprits. Both the owner, a Ramanthali native, and driver of the car were taken into taken into custody for questioning. They revealed more details on the culprits.
CCTV cameras in the nearby areas of the crime spot had captured the images of the car.
Condemning the brutal killing of its worker, the Sangh said that the spate of murders of swayamsevaks in Kerala under the CPM rule affirms the state government’s conspicuous role in political killings.
Opposition parties, Congress-led UDF and the BJP staged a walkout from the Kerala Assembly today over the ongoing “CPI (M)-sponsored” murder politics in Kannur and the recent murder of an RSS activist in Payyanur.
Seeking the leave of the House to move the adjournment motion in this regard, KC Joseph of Congress said Kerala witnessed 18 murders after the CPI (M) government came to power in the State and eight of it took place in Kannur, the home district of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
“It shows that the CM has no control over his own party and was allegedly responsible for the heinous act.”
BJP leaders led by O Rajagopal MLA met Governor P Sathasivam earlier today to request him to impose Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts (AFSPA) in Kannur district. The BJP leaders informed the Governor that the police have failed in ensuring peace in Kannur and violence is perpetrated with government help.
Instead of intervening to stop the violence, the government is keeping aloof. “Murder politics is being spearheaded by CPM leadership to annihilate their political opponents, especially RSS from their strongholds,” Akhil Bhartiya Prachar Pramukh of RSS, Manmohan Vaidya said in a statement.
Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala alleged that cold murders are taking place in the daylight under the Left Government in Kerala proving that the Chief Minister is not capable to stop violence by his own party men.
Seeking leave for an adjournment motion, senior Congress leader and legislator from Kannur district K.C.Joseph said the peace talks that took place three months back in Kannur have gone haywire with the brutal murder of a BJP leader Biju on May 12.
“It has now surfaced that Biju’s murder was a well-planned and executed to revenge a killing, though Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan described it as a one-off incident. But what should be noted is that, 18 murders have taken place after you assumed office in May last year,” he said.
“Of these, eight political murders alone have taken place in Kannur with five BJP and three CPI-M workers getting killed. Kannur is the headquarters of the CPI-M, and in Kannur the police works as the B Team of the CPI-M. Unless the state government acts tough, freely and fairly, nothing can be done,” said Joseph.
While accusing the state government of not having “the political will to fight out violence and killings,” Union minister J P Nadda said the CPI(M)-led LDF government should take moral responsibility for such incidents.
“We condemn the attacks on BJP-RSS workers and the political party which has indulged in such activities,” Nadda told reporters here earlier in the day.
BJP leader Sobha Surendran today continued her attack against the governor, saying he should demit office if he was scared to take action against the chief minister.
“Why isn’t the governor visiting Kannur? Why can’t he seek a report from the government?” she asked in New Delhi.
BJP’s lone legislator in the 140-member Assembly O. Rajagopal said the need for imposition of AFSPA is just in Kannur district only and not for the state.