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"Saffron brigade" targetting Vijayan, alleges CPI(M) MP in RS

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A CPI(M) member in today claimed that a campaign was being run against chief minister by the "saffron brigade".

K K Ragesh said that a saffron leader had earlier announced a Rs 1 crore bounty on Vijayan's head while in another incident, the CM was asked not to attend a programme in at the insistence of the "saffron brigade".

He alleged that a 'hartal' (strike) was announced in Mangalore for another event which Vijayan was to attend, but the event went on smoothly.

Ragesh claimed that similar attempts were being made in the CM's programme at other places and asked "who are these people to say that they won't allow the chief minister to attend a particular programme?"

The CPI(M) member said Vijayan was defending the secular fabric of his state because of which he was being targeted.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 13:49 IST