Pinarayi Vijayan had reached Bhopal to attend a function organised by Kerala-based organisations but he could not reach the venue following protests.

Congress condemns Pinarayi Vijayan being stopped from attending Bhopal programme
news Politics Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 14:31

Congress' Kerala unit chief V.M. Sudheeran on Saturday night condemned the Madhya Pradesh Police from preventing Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan from attending a function in Bhopal earlier in the day.

Pinarayi Vijayan had reached Bhopal to attend a function organised by Kerala-based organisations but he could not reach the venue following protest by activists of the RSS and Bajrang Dal.

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy too, condemned the incident. 

"There may be political differences. But that cannot justify insulting the Chief Minister of the state."

Meanwhile, it added that Vijayan's counterpart Shivraj Singh Chouhan rang up Vijayan and expressed regret over the incident, while the police chief personally came and met Vijayan and apologised for what happened. On Sunday, Pinarayi Vijayan took to Facebook to say that such an experience should not happen in any state. 

"What we saw in Bhopal was the difference between two cultures. Rajnath Singh visited Thalssery in Kerala amidst widespread protest. He faced no inconvenience at all. Such was the case when national-level BJP leaders visited Kozhikode for their meet. That is in stark contrast to what happened in Bhopal," he wrote. 

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