The Kerala unit of the BJP on Wednesday demanded the immediate arrest of CPI-M state Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan for his anti-national remarks.
Kodiyeri on Tuesday was speaking against India and supporting Pakistan, when our country is going through difficult times, a statement issued here by BJP Rajya Sabha MP V. Muraleedharan alleged.
"Ever since the Chinese aggression, the Communists have always been speaking against our country and for this their leaders like E.M.S. Namboodiripad had to even serve a jail term in the past and today Kodiyeri Balakrishnan is doing just that. This is all being done with an eye on the Muslim vote bank here," said Muraleedharan.
Incidentally, it was at a public meeting on Tuesday that Kodiyeri said the aerial attack conducted by India is a ploy by the BJP-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh combine to derail the general election process.
He went on to say that the Narendra Modi government, instead of resolving the Kashmir issue, is trying to make the people of Kashmir "enemies" and what's happening now is to create a communal divide by promoting anti-Muslim feelings.
"A few pre-poll surveys have predicted a bad beating for the CPI-M in Kerala and he is making all these anti-national remarks for a few Muslim votes. Through this statement, he has even questioned the emotions and feelings of the Muslim community here. It's a misnomer that all Muslims are supporters of Pakistan. What Kodiyeri should have done was to have appreciated the efforts of the Indian armed forces on what they are doing, but instead of that he is supporting the enemy nation. He should be arrested for his remarks," added Muraleedharan.