Centre seeks report from Kerala government on BJP worker’s murder

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The central government on Thursday sought a report from the Kerala government on the killing of a 25-year-old BJP activist in Kannur district.

In a communication, the Union Home Ministry has asked the state government to provide details of the incident and steps taken to nab and punish those responsible for the incident.

BJP activist Ramith was allegedly hacked to death at a village in Dharmadam, the home constituency of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in Kannur district on Wednesday.

The Home Ministry has also asked the Kerala government to inform it about the steps taken for security of political workers in the state, official sources said here.

The BJP organised a statewide ‘bandh’ in Kerala on Thursday to protest the killing of its party activist, which they alleged have been done due to “political vendetta”.

BJP President Amit Shah had on Wednesday said: “Murder of Ramith in Pinarayi’s home town is disturbing. Attacks on BJP karyakartas (workers) in Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s home constituency is a matter of grave concern and smacks of political vendetta.”

The BJP President also said that Ramith’s father Chavassery Uttaman was also killed in 2002 in a similar manner.

–IANS

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