AKG remark row: Eggs thrown at VT Balram at Thrithala. The UDF has called for a harthal in the assembly constituency on Thursday following the incident….reports Asian Lite News
A group of CPM activists threw eggs at the legislator and tried to manhandle him at Thrithala on Wednesday while protesting against MLA VT Balram’s controversial Facebook post on Communist icon A K Gopalan.
Balram was invited to inaugurate a private laboratory at his constituency Thrithala. CPI-M activists staged a protest march to the venue, as he arrived for the function, which later led to a violent clash between CPI-M and Congress workers.
The activists also hurled stones at him, and his car damaged in the stone pelting.
Police resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the agitators. Many party men have been injured.
The UDF has called for a harthal in the assembly constituency on Thursday following the incident.
Meanwhile former chief minister and senior congress leader Oommen Chandy reacted sharply following by the incident.
“The attack against Balram revealed the fascist face of CPM today,” said Oommen Chandy while responding to the protest.
He declared that Congress will stage a strong protest against CPM. He also demanded that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan should respond on the issue.