Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader VD Satheesan alleged that DYFI and CPM have assumed the role of Kerala Police to suppress the protests raised against the Thiruvananthapuram mayor, who conceded the appointments in the corporation for the party.
“The Kerala Police which surpasses even the Scotland Yard have turned slaves at the AKG centre,” said VD Satheesan taking a dig at the police. The DGP, and ADGP, who is in charge of law and order are bound to execute the orders from the AKG centre here, condemned the Opposition leader.
"It was in the presence of the police that an SFI district secretary threatened the principal at Maharajas Technological Institute. Similarly, police remained inactive when SFI activists thrashed KSU activists for raising slogans against Mayor Arya Rajendran," he pointed out.
Satheesan alleged that CPM has assumed the powers of the court, police, public service commission and the employment exchange in the state.
Satheesan said that the police have been following the directions of the party office by remanding three KSU workers, who staged a protest without engaging in violence. The Congress leader challenged the police if the latter could prove any offence against the arrested KSU activists. Satheesan accused the government of being arrogant after obtaining continuity in governance. Even the cops who are reluctant to follow the commands of higher officials are obedient to the party leaders, he added.
He criticised MV Govindan’s claim that the controversy against Arya Rajendran is a closed chapter. Satheesan asserted that the UDF will study and release complete data on the backdoor appointments carried out by the present government. He alleged that thousands of backdoor appointments were noticed in most of the departments in the state.