The 5-member team will visit Kerala and submit a report to Amit Shah.

Amit Shah constitutes central team to probe CPI M-BJP clashes in Kerala attack on BJP office
news Political violence Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 14:24

The Kerala BJP unit’s persistent attempts to escalate the issue of continuing clashes between itself and the CPI (M) and involve the party high command seems to have borne fruit. 

Days after the BJP’s state committee office in Thiruvananthapuram was attacked, allegedly by a CPI (M) worker, the party, on Saturday, decided to create a committee to probe into the situation in Kerala.

Stating that the “growing incidents of attacks” on BJP workers in Kerala is a concern for the party, BJP party president Amit Shah constituted a 5-member team to study the matter.

According to a press release from the BJP, the team headed by BJP General Secretary Bhupendra Yadav will visit Kerala and submit a report to Amit Shah. MPs Meenakshi Lekhi, Anant Hegde, and Nalin Kateel and National Secretary and Kerala in-charge H Raja are the other members of the team.

On Tuesday night, an unidentified bike-borne man had hurled a crude bomb at the party office an hour after party chief Kummanam Rajashekharan left the office. 

The attack, that came only two days after an RSS worker was hacked to death in the politically sensitive Kannur district sparked up agitation in the Kerala BJP, more so because the party felt that the attack was directed at Kummanam. 

Calling for immediate central government intervention to curb the "leftist terror" in the state, Kummanam Rajashekaran had said that the attack was a sign of intolerance. 

The party had also carried out protest marches across the state to condemn the increasing number of attacks on party workers. 

Read: Crude bomb hurled at BJP Kerala state office; Kummanam was the target says BJP