Murderers are blaming police: Kodiyeri targets RSS, SDPI over Alappuzha killings

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan
CPM state secretary, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. File photo

Only murderers are pointing fingers at the Kerala Police, said CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on allegations of an intelligence failure in the Alappuzha political killings.

Addressing media persons here on Thursday, Kodiyeri said the murders of KS Shan and Ranjeet Sreenivas, state secretaries of SDPI and OBC Morcha respectively, were part of a political conspiracy.

"The RSS and SDPI committed the murders in Alappuzha. Now they are blaming the police. The accused in the Abhimanyu murder case were arrested after a year, such cases take time," said Kodiyeri.

The politburo member said the RSS was spearheading attempts to create communal tension in Kerala. "After the failure of BJP in the assembly polls, the RSS is set out to polarise the society and radical Muslim groups are doing the same thing to destroy peace in society."


Talibanism in Kerala
Kodiyeri has alleged that the radical Islamists in Kerala have been encouraged by the reemergence of the Taliban.

"Since the Taliban took control over Afghanistan radical Islamists have become stronger. The other day an SDPI leader wrote in a Facebook post that instead of mourning they will rejoice. Is that how you treat a death? Such messages are a rallying cry to attain martyrdom. It is not ideal for Kerala," Kodiyeri said.


'H Salam is a thorough comrade'
Kodiyeri also refuted the allegations that CPM's MLA of Amablappuzha, H Salam, was an SDPI sympathiser. "Salam has been a comrade since his SFI days. He came through the ranks and is now a legislator. Only the BJP can make such accusations because they don't want minorities within the CPM. Salam has said that he will fight the allegations legally," said Kodiyeri.

Posters on Salam's SDPI connections had been put up during the state assembly elections in Ambalapuzha Constituency where veteran leader G Sudhakaran had been overlooked for a seat. Sudhakaran was later censured by the party for showing disinterest in campaigning for Salam.

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