Thrithala MLA VT Balramâ€™s Facebook post on Wednesday about the string of retaliatory political killings in Kannur has gone viral. The said post was in reply to queries about why he had not reacted to the killing of a CPI(M) worker on Monday.
â€śYou should have guessed -he wrote- that I needed to wait only for a few hours more to come up with a common response to both the killings â€“referring to the revenge murder of a BJP worker on Wednesday morning- based on past experiences.â€ť
In the post, Balram came down heavily on both the Centre and the state government for the unending chain of revenge murders that have become part and parcel of Kannur politics.
â€śThis is what I call gang war. On the lines of Chota Rajan and Dawood Ibrahim, the political parties of the Indian Prime Minister and Keralaâ€™s Chief Minister respectively hack themselves to death on the streets of Kannur. The poor victims who were not able to reap the benefits of nepotism (hinting at the nepotism charges levelled against LDF ministers) ends up as the martyrs of their parties,â€ť the MLA wrote.
On Wednesday, two days after a CPI (M) Branch Secretary Mohanan was allegedly killed by RSS workers in Kannur, Remith -a BJP worker- was killed in retaliation at Pinarayi.