THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kattayikonam, which has been an epicentre of political conflagration for the reason that final meeting polls, witnessed clashes between CPM and BJP employees taking the sheen of what was largely a peaceable election in any other case within the district.The violence reared its head when the CPM employees allegedly attacked the BJP employees, who have been distributing slips to the voters close to Kattayikonam junction, a CPM strong-hold, by 11.30am.
BJP employees alleged CPM employees attacked them with none provocation and left two folks injured. One of many injured was a minor woman, who sustained wounds after being hit by splinters from a chair that obtained destroyed through the violence. Kazhakoottom NDA candidate Sobha Surendran, in the meantime, held a sit in at Kattayikonam demanding stern motion in opposition to the attackers. She alleged a piece of policemen was aiding the assault on BJP employees on the behest of LDF candidate Kadakampally Surendran.
Roughly two hours later, BJP employees allegedly attacked two CPM employees close to Kattayikonam in an act of retaliation. CPM employees stated 4 BJP employees who arrived within the automotive attacked their two activists. CPM employees re-grouped and chased away BJP employees. They later surrounded the deserted automotive and ransacked it. When the police arrived, CPM employees demanded the automotive be checked completely earlier than being faraway from the spot. Following this the police checked the automobile and located posters of NDA candidates of Nedumangad and Kazhakoottom constituencies.
Nedumangad DySP Umesh Kumar J stated police have registered a case in opposition to CPM employees for attacking BJP employees and one other case can be registered for ransacking the automotive. “We have now apprehended 5 CPM employees, who have been current at spot. We’re verifying whether or not they have been concerned within the crime. One other case can be registered in opposition to CPM employees for ransacking the automotive. The statements of the automotive proprietor is being recorded,” he stated.
The DySP stated CPM had alleged that one among their employees sustained accidents in BJP assault, however they have been but to register a grievance. “They’ve instructed us that one of many CPM employees was injured and is underneath therapy. However they’re but to file a grievance,” he stated.In the meantime, Kadakampally, in a strong-worded response, stated the BJP orchestrated the assault to stall the elections and requested whether or not the police motion was to make the BJP leaders blissful. As a substitute of arresting the criminals, police have nabbed the native CPM employees, he stated.
CONG MEN ATTACKED AT HARIPAD, KAYAMKULAM
Alappuzha: Congress activists suffered accidents after they have been allegedly attacked by CPM activists after polling led to Kayamkulam and Haripad meeting constituencies on Tuesday. Afsal, 32, a local of Eruva, Kayamkulam, suffered accidents after being hacked. Nouphal, one other employee, additionally suffered minor accidents within the assault. They have been admitted to Alappuzha MCH. In one other incident Rajesh, a Congress chief of Haripad, suffered accidents. Earlier within the day a Congress activist of Thrikunnapuzha was additionally attacked. Opposition Chief Ramesh Chennithala stated the CPM unleashing assault on Congress fearing defeat.