Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday hit back at BJP President Amit Shah, accusing him of “spreading canards” about the CPI-M and political violence in the state.
Writing on his Facebook page, Vijayan pointed out that there was no space in Kerala for the kind of politics Shah preached — built on caste, creed, hatred and money power.
“After realizing that this agenda of his is not going to sell in Kerala, he started spreading canards and baseless lies. His feeling of dejection is understandable and that’s the reason he is speaking like this,” the CPI-M leader said.
Shah had on October 3 launched a blistering attack on Vijayan, holding him responsible for the killings of RSS and BJP activists in Kerala.
“I pity the failed efforts of Shah, who is the President of a party that rules the country and who tried his best to impose the RSS agenda on Kerala and has failed,” Vijayan said.
He said it was “most unfortunate” that he led a march to the office of another national party (CPI-M). He called this nothing but a blatant violation of democratic principles.
On Monday, the Communist Party of India-Marxist protested against the Bharatiya Janata Party all across the country.