Thiruvananthapuram: In another attempt to attack a politician, a crude bomb was hurled at the office of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday night.
The bomb was thrown at midnight, 45 minutes after the BJP Kerala chief Kummanam Rajasekharan left the office. Three party workers were present in the office at the time of the attack.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPIM, which governs the state of Kerala in coalition with the Left Democratic Front (LDF), has negated all the allegations regarding its involvement in the attack.
Anavoor Nagappan, senior local said, “The CPIM has no role in the attack. Allegations that the CPIM is behind the attack are only for political gains.”
BJP will be demonstrating a march against the attack on Wednesday.
Kerala, for decades, has witnessed violent rivalry between CPIM and BJP, especially in the Kannur district, which has seen workers from both the parties being hacked to death.
First Published | 7 September 2016 1:12 PM