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Memorandum submitted to CEC by BJP delegation led by Shri J.P. Nadda on repeated attacks on the BJP workers by CPI (M) activists in Kerala

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No. Dated 16th March, 2016

The Chief Election Commissioner, 
Nirvachan Sadan, 
Ashoka Road,
New Delhi – 110001

Sub: Repeated attacks on the BJP workers by CPI (M) activists in Kerala – regarding.

Sir,

It is brought to your kind notice with the utmost concern that the atmosphere in the State of Kerala has got absolutely tense, turbulent and violent with the elections to the State Assembly approaching nearer and nearer. The unabated and vicious attacks by Communist Party of India (Marxists) activists on BJP workers are becoming more and more audacious, and a matter of grave concern. To mention a few:

  1. On 15th February, 2015, in Kannur's Pappinassery Panchayat, Mr. Sujith, one of the handful workers of BJP in the CPI(M) bastion, was hacked to death by more than 15 CPI(M) activists. Even his brother and old mother were not spared. As they tried to stop the criminals, they were beaten so brutally that they suffered multiple fractures.
  2. On 8th March, 2016, in Kannur district, a BJP worker, Mr. E.K. Biju, an autorickshaw driver by profession, was ferrying some kids to their school. He was waylaid and attacked by CPI(M) activists. The criminals overturned the autorickshaw with the kids trapped inside. Mr. Biju was hacked multiple times with sharp-edged weapons in front of small kids, one of whom was just a playschool-going and the rest were also just 1st and 2nd standard students. The blood splashed on their uniforms and these trauma-stricken kids are yet to recover from the shock. Mr. Biju had to undergo a major surgery.
  3. On 14th March, 2016, former Kerala BJP State President, Mr. V Muraleedharan, and several other BJP workers were attacked with stones and sticks by the CPI(M) hooligans at Kattayikonam, Thiruvananthapuram, when they were leading a peaceful protest rally against the Congress-led UDF Government's decision to revive a controversial master plan for redevelopment of the city.

The series of targeted attacks on the BJP workers by the CPI(M) activists is a very serious matter which puts a big question mark whether the elections to the State Assembly would be peaceful, free and fair.

Sensing the gravity of the situation, it is incumbent on the part of the Election Commission to:

  1. Seek a detailed report from the concerned State authorities and, accordingly, take necessary action;
  2. Provide proper security to the political workers of the BJP, who being intentionally targeted by the CPI(M) bastion, have become vulnerable to repeated ghastly attacks;
  3. Deploy sufficient paramilitary forces in order to ensure free and fair elections; and
  4. Take other necessary measures, as it may deem fit, to ensure free and fair elections.

Thanking you.

Yours sincerely,

 

(JAGAT PRAKASH NADDA)  (MUKHTAR ABBAS NAQVI)
(NIRMALA SITARAMAN)  (BHUPENDER YADAV)

 

 

 

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