Tension between Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Communist Parties in Kerala intensified through the Thursday night.
Hours after a bomb was hurled at RSS office near Nadapuram in the Kozhikode, CPI-M office in Kozhikode's Vishnumangalam area, was set on fire. However, there were no reports of casualties in later incidents, while at least four people were injured in bomb blast.
On the same night, 2 DYFI activists hacked at Elappulli in Palakkad district.
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With frequent incidents of alleged violence perpetrated by both camps, the ruling party CPI(M) and RSS have been at cross-roads in the state for at least past eight months, since elections.
The unrest received a fresh impetus on Thursday when Madhya Pradesh-based leader of RSS Kundan Chandrawat announced a bounty of Rs 1 crore on head of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a public event in Ujjain.
The statement drew flak from CPM leaders.
“RSS reveals its true colours as a terrorist outfit. Will PM & his government stop remaining silent?,” Sitaram Yechury said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, RSS distanced itself from the remark.
“RSS doesn't subscribe violent action or words. Violence is Communist creed. History is witness RSS has always responded democratically,” RSS leader Rakesh Sinha tweeted.
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The slug-fest took a violent turn in the evening after a crude bomb was hurled at the RSS office in near Nadapuram in the Kozhikode.
Four RSS workers were injured in the attack. The incident occurred at Kallachi around 8.30 PM. The injured have been identified as Babu, Vineesh, Sudhir and Sunil, they said.
While Babu and Vineesh, who suffered severe injuries in the abdomen and legs, were admitted to the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital (KMCH), the other two were taken to a private hospital here, a senior police official said.
CPI (M) office set on fire
On Friday morning, reports surfaced that CPI(M) office in Kozhikode was also set on fire on Thursday night. However, no casualties were reported.
Two DYFI activists hacked
Fresh reports suggest that the violence that ensued over Thursday night injured 2 youth activists associated with DYFI, the student wing of CPI(M).
Kerala: 2 DYFI activists who were hacked in Palakkad district last night are undergoing treatment. pic.twitter.com/q0f3y9vJvb— ANI (@ANI_news) March 3, 2017