After a string of attacks against the party in Kerala allegedly orchestrated by the CPI (M), the BJP is observing a black day in the state in protest.
Kerala Industries and Sports Minister E.P. Jayarajan on Thursday said the Union Government should behave in a responsible manner and "should not stoop low", after the Centre sought a report on a crude bomb attack on the BJP state unit office in Thiruvananthapuram.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday night called up Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan following the attack.
While the state and national leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that it was the work of the CPI (M), the ruling party in the state has denied it.
Following the attack, Singh called up Vijayan and expressed concern over the incident and sought a report about it from the Home Secretary.
"All I wish to say is that the Centre should not stoop low and should not be in a hurry because when the truth comes out tomorrow they might have to apologise," said Jayarajan.
In the latest incident of political violence in the state, CPI (M) workers allegedly attacked a BJP worker in Kannur on Wednesday night.
As per a report in Manorama, 25-year-old Navneeth was injured in the attack at Pathiriyad in Kuthuparamba and was rushed to a hospital in Thalassery, police said. BJP has accused CPI (M) of being responsible for the attack.
A few days earlier, two BJP offices in Thiruvananthapuram had been attacked by crude bombs.
The BJP’s main office in Thiruvananthapuram came under attack as a crude bomb was hurled, with the party alleging that CPI (M) was behind the incident and also saying that the state party chief Kummanam was the target of the attack.
State BJP president Kummanem Rajashekeran, who was in the office an hour before the crude bomb attack by a person on a two wheeler, told reporters on Thursday that he has "lost faith in the police". He said if the CPI-M-led government is "serious they can nab the culprits in a short time, but they won't do it".
A local BJP office in Kunnukuzhy was also attacked by a crude bomb. No injuries were reported in both the incidents.
Meanwhile the national leadership of BJP has decided to send a delegation of party MPs to the state in the wake of the attacks.
(With IANS inputs)