Thiruvananthapuram: A low-intensity bomb was hurled at the AKG Centre, the headquarters of CPI(M) in Kerala, at 2345 hrs on Thursday.
According to the sources, “the assailants came in two-wheelers and one who was riding a scooter hurled the bomb which stuck the main gate leading to the office. No one was injured in the incident.”
The attack happened when several CPI(M) leaders including PK Sreemathy were in the building. Policemen who were on duty in the area and party men rushed to the spot after hearing a huge sound due to the explosion.
Soon after the blast, the assailants fled the spot. Police began a search operation to nab the culprits and a large number of police personnel were deployed in the area to avoid any untoward incident.
Later, Left Democratic Front (LDF) Convener EP Jayarajan, Politbureau member A Vijayaraghavan, party Central Committee member PK Sreemathy, Party State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Ministers KN Balagopal and Antony Raju, CPI leader Pannian Raveendran and AA Rahim MP visited the spot and urged party workers to protest peacefully.
After the incident, hundreds of party workers reached the AKG Centre and staged a protest march to the Government Secretariat demanding the arrest of the culprits.
On June 24, Members of the Students Federation of India (SFI) vandalised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s office in Wayanad, protesting against his silence on the buffer zone issue.
On June 13, senior Congress leader and Congress Working Committee (CWC) member AK Antony escaped unhurt after CPI(M) workers attacked Indira Bhavan, the headquarters of the Congress party in Kerala.
This was followed by an ‘in-flight’ protest against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan by two Youth Congress workers. The state-wide attack incidents were reported after the two Youth Congressmen staged the protest inside the Kannur- Thiruvananthapuram flight, in which Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was travelling from Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram.
CPM workers pelted stones on the KPCC office and destroyed flex boards erected in front of the office when AK Antony and a few other Congress leaders were inside the building.
On September 7, 2016, the BJP State head office in Kerala also came under bomb attack allegedly by the CPI(M).