Abdullakutty meets with accident, BJP cries foul

AP Abdullakutty
AP Abdullakutty

Thiruvananthapuram: Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) newly-appointed national vice president AP Abdullakutty met with an accident on Thursday night.

Abdullakutty was on his way home in Kannur when the accident occurred.

The BJP leader alleged that the accident was premeditated as the lorry had hit his vehicle twice.

He said when he got down in Malappuram to drink tea, two people had misbehaved with him. The accident happened immediately after that.

Abdullakutty had demanded a police probe into the incidents.

"The lorry hit my vehicle two times and, hence the police should probe it," said Abdullakutty.

A former CPI-M Lok Sabha member and Congress legislator, Abdullakutty had joined the BJP last year. He was appointed the national vice president of the party two weeks ago.

The police registered two cases at two different police stations based on Abdullakutty's complaint.

State BJP president K.Surendran condemned the incident and said this is a concerted attempt to destroy the peace.

"The police should take strong steps to probe on why this incident took place and we strongly condemn this act of intolerance," said Surendran.

BJP unit on Friday will hold a strong protest across the state to condemn this incident.

Abdullakutty, 53, began his political career from the CPI-M's student wing and after being a CPI-M MP for two terms, left the party to join the Congress. He won twice as a legislator and after his defeat in the 2016 Assembly polls, he started to distance himself from the Congress party and last year joined the BJP.

(With IANS inputs.)

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