The recent political clashes between CPI (M) and BJP in Northern districts of Kerala has lead to a huge loss of lives to both the parties.
But who lost more in last 5 years through violent politics?
Deccan Chronicle reports that of the 31 political murders that took place in the last 5 years in Kerala, 17 belonged to CPI (M) lead Left Democratic Front (LDF) and nine of them to RSS-BJP.
The remaining five victims were from other parties like IUML, Congress, SJD and RMP.
Statistically, this shows that 60% of the victims were from LDF and only 26% from RSS-BJP.
The report says that political murders after the UDF government came to power began with the killing of CPI(M) worker Ashraf Kathiroor in 2011. The first martyr of BJP- RSS in last 5 years was Sharon who was killed in 2012.
Among the 17 martyrs of LDF, two were from its student wing SFI and four were from its youth wing DYFI. The remaining were CPI(M) workers.
The nine causalities of BJP includes a Hindu Aikya Vedi worker and a BMS worker.
Congress had a lone victim who was murdered recently in Chavakkad in a clash between Congress (A) and Congress (I).