Kerala CM injured after CPI(M) activists allegedly pelt stones on car

Kerala Chief Minister Omman Chandy was attacked Sunday evening while he was on his way to inaugurate the valedictory function of the Kerala police athletic meet  held in CPI(M) bastion Kannur. The stones thrown by CPI(M) workers hit and broke the rear glass of the car in which Chief Minister was travelling and the small pieces of glass hit chief Minister's forehead making minor injuries. It is reported that the stone hit Chief Minister's chest too.

 

The Chief Minister participated in the inauguration ceremony with visible injuries in his forehead without seeking for urgent medical care. The incident exposed the lapses in CM's  security as well as in medical facilities. Home Minister Thiruvachoor Radhakrishanan asked DGP Balasubramaniyam to give the report on the incident immediately. "The attack on CM was organised and planned," said Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan.

The question why Chief Minister attended the function with visible injury marks on his forehead without seeking medical help is something intriguing. The Chief Minister was given was medical attention only after the function and he later attended the political meet of UDF ahead of mass contact programme. "The Congress workers in Kannur are suffering in the hands of CPI(M) for years. What I have endured is just a minuscule reflection of what is happening here," Chandy asserted in the meeting.

The protest was a part of CPI(M)'s blackflag and siege  demanding the resignation of Chief Minister in solar scam. The incident happened in front of Road Transport office when a group of CPI(M) workers blocked his way to the place where the inauguration was to happen.

Congress leaders condemned the attack. Cultural Minister K C Joseph told media that the incident was a clear attempt to kill the Chief Minister. CPI(M) state secretary Pinarai Vijayan reacted that LDF has no role in the attack and an inquiry has to be conducted to know how the Chief Minister was injured. "LDF is against political violence. LDF has no role in the attack," said Pinarai Vijayan. Prominent CPI(M) leader M V Jayarajan told media that the attack on CM has nothing to do with LDF and was a result of the on going infight within Congress.

Congress workers across the state are now organizing protest marches to condemn the attack on the Chief Minister. Chief Minister asserted that no hartal will be conducted to protest the attack tomorrow. "We don't believe in hartals," said Chandy in the meeting.  

Chief Minister's mass contact programme is scheduled to be held on November 28,2013.



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