Kochi: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Wednesday accused the BJP of trying to protect those involved in the recent abduction of an actress.

Kodiyeri was speaking at the programme organized jointly by Purogamana Kala Sahitya Sangham, Janadhipathya Mahila Association, DYFI and SFI against attacks on women.

"If anybody has evidence related to the case, they should inform this to the investigation team instead of unleashing propaganda. The BJP is trying to gain political mileage over the incident. The name of Thalassery native Vijeesh has been mentioned in the case. Propaganda is being unleashed that he is a member of CPM. Actually, he is a member of the RSS's quotation gang. Vijeesh's father is an accused in the killing of a CPM worker," Kodiyeri said. 

Alleging that the BJP is trying to divert the case in order to save the accused, Kodiyeri said that LDF government will take action no matter whatever political party the accused belongs.