A 30-year-old BJP worker was seriously injured when three persons attacked him in Thrissur on Friday, police said. The activist, Vishnu, was riding his two-wheeler when he was attacked by the assailants, who came in a vehicle, at Idyanchira, they said, adding he has been admitted to a local hospital.
While police said the attackers have not yet been identified, the BJP alleged that they were CPI(M) workers. On Thursday, the BJP had taken out three protest rallies in Thiruvanathapuram, alleging that workers of rival parties were “getting killed” under LDF rule in Kerala. It had urged Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to take steps to end the bloodshed.
The rallies were taken out a day after the Chief Minister expressed readiness to call an all-party meeting to end violence in Kannur, which witnessed a series of political clashes between CPI(M), heading the ruling front, and the BJP after the LDF government came to power four months ago.