Rigidity has gripped Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram after a bike-borne man threw an explosive on the state headquarters of the ruling CPI(M) final night time.
The incident, which was captured on a CCTV digicam, has sparked a political disagreement between the ruling get together and the Opposition Congress.
The 2 events have been buying and selling barbs ever because the CPI(M)’s scholar activists vandalised Congress chief and MP Rahul Gandhi’s workplace in Wayanad. Mr Gandhi might be visiting Kerala at the moment.
The incident on the Thiruvananthapuram CPI(M) workplace occurred round 11.30 pm. The CCTV footage, shared by information company ANI, reveals a person on a scooter cease close to the AK Gopalan Centre and throw an explosive substance.
CPI(M) leaders who reached the spot alleged that it was a “bomb assault”. Some get together leaders, who have been staying on the AKG Centre, mentioned they heard a robust blast. The explosive, it’s learnt, hit the wall of the AKG centre.
Kerala | A person on a two-wheeler captured on CCTV hurls a bomb at CPI (M) headquarters, AKG Heart, Thiruvananthapuram
(Supply: AKG Heart CCTV) pic.twitter.com/cfP1zbChb0
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A workforce of prime law enforcement officials reached the spot and carried out an inspection. Additionally they went by way of the CCTV footage. A bomb squad was additionally known as in.
Senior CPI(M) chief and LDF convener E P Jayarajan, who stays within the neighbourhood, alleged that the Congress was behind the incident and appealed to the CPI(M) employees to stay calm.
The opposition Congress, nevertheless, rejected the allegations.
CPI(M) employees took out a protest march in Thiruvananthapuram. Celebration employees additionally protested in Pathanamthitta and different locations within the state.
Within the wake of the assault, police have tightened safety close to the workplaces of the Congress.
CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has known as for a peaceable protest. Accusing the Congress-led UDF of making provocation, he urged get together employees to not “fall into their lure”.