BJP activists lock Kasaragod district committee office, stage protest

BJP activists lock Kasaragod district committee office, stages protest following ruckus

BJP activists protest in front of district committee office

Kasaragod: BJP workers staged a protest in front of the district committee office of the party here on Sunday. They also laid a siege in front of the office alleging foul play behind the election of CPM member Kogu to the post of welfare standing committee chairman of Kumbala panchayat. The agitated BJP workers closed the main door with a lock.

The BJP activists had moved complaints to the state leadership over the incident which took place a year ago. In the complaint, the activists alleged that former BJP district president K Sreekanth and other leaders favoured the CPM member to win the election. Recently district vice president of BJP and a councillor at Kasaragod municipality P Ramesan had resigned by sighting his dissent with the district committee.

BJP leader Suresh Shetty had filed a complaint to the Election Commission urging to declare the CPM member-facing controversy as incompetent as he is an accused in a murder case. On Sunday, the BJP workers initiated protests against conferring promotions to the BJP members who were involved in the controversy.

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The protestors raised slogans against the BJP state president Surendran for neglecting their complaint. The workers demanded the president to keep his words and ensure justice in the party. The workers have warned the leadership that the standing committee chairman should resign before Thursday. They also threatened that they will lead a protest march to the houses of the leaders if the leadership failed to meet their demand.

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