24 October Sunday

Riots To Hide Embarrassment, Infighting; Cong-BJP Leaders’ Role Should Be Probed: Kodiyeri

Web Desk(Tvm)Updated: Wednesday Aug 26, 2020


Thiruvananthapuram : By colluding with BJP to unleash riots, Congress seeks to cover-up  embarrassment over divisions within the party after its pathetic failure to sail the no-trust motion in the Assembly, said CPI(M) State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.

It is concerning that, Congress and BJP continue to use blaze in the Secretariat’s Protocol Section, to jointly orchestrate  riots in the region.  In the incident, it is highly intriguing that BJP state president K Surendran and Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala reached the site inside Secretariat almost immediately after the blaze.

And,  despite full knowledge that only a handful of routine papers at the Protocol section were partly burnt in the fire , they have been quick to pitch up false propaganda. Incidentally, all  documents at the Secretariat are now stored digitally in  e-files, meaning, even if important documents were to be destroyed, no record thereof would be lost - a fact fully known to leaders of the Opposition who chose to ignore the aspect however, as it stays focused on its riot plans.

 Given the dubiousness of it all, a high-level investigation team  has been appointed by governor himself to probe into the buildup and occurrences after the blaze. Specially disturbing is the coincidence that both Congress and BJP leaders reached the spot no sooner than the fire occurred.

While BJP and Congress looks to using the slightest opportunity to incite riots, their violent exercises are being carried out in gross violence of pandemic rules, even as the state is witnessing rising surges of the disease.The investigation team should also examine role of the party leaders in these incidents and  those found guilty should be meted out with stringent punishment.

Resorting to such violent means to avenge loss of face in the Legislative Assembly, poses threat to democracy too and public should maintain vigil to guard against such  attempts, said Kodiyeri.