One injured after bomb hurled at CPI(M) leader’s meeting venue

A bomb was hurled near a public meeting venue of CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Thursday at Kannur in Kerala, with the Left party alleging RSS’s involvement in the episode which left a DYFI activist injured.

The incident occurred around 7.30 PM at about 200 metres away from the venue, where Balakrishnan was speaking at Nangarathupeedika in New Mahe area of Kannur, police said.

Balakrishnan left the venue shortly after the incident completing his speech, police said, adding the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) activist suffered injury in the incident.

“We strongly condemn this. The RSS’ game plan is to expand their political base through such violence and communal polarisation which is their standard methodology. The supremely secular people of Kerala will, however, unitedly defeat such machinations,” CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury told.

Meanwhile, BJP has denied the charge, with its Kannur unit refuting the claims of CPI(M) that it was linked to the bomb hurling.

(Agencies)

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