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Will fight case against Kerala BJP prez: NDA

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

The today termed as "motivated", a case filed by the against the president for uploading a controversial video, and vowed to fight it politically and legally.

leaders in a meeting here adopted a resolution alleging that the was trying to "demoralise" their workers by implicating them in false cases.

The leaders condemned the move against K Rajasekharan, and decided to fight the "politically motivated" case.

The video uploaded by the state chief purportedly showed CPI(M) workers "celebrating" the demise of worker Choorakadu Biju.

Police had booked Rajasekharan on May 16 on charges of spreading a false report over the killing of the Sangh man at Payannur last week.

He was hacked to death on May 12, allegedly by CPI(M) workers in Kannur, which has witnessed a series of clashes between the ruling party and for the past one year.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, Rajasekharan said and its alliance partners would jointly organise various agitations at panchayats and state-level next week to "expose the wrongdoings" of the government, which is completing its one year in power in the state.

He rejected Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's claim that there was no corruption charge against the

"It is a corrupt government," he said, referring to circumstances which forced CPI(M) leader E P Jayarajan to quit following charges of nepotism.

"It was a year of bad governance in The government has failed in all sectors. Prices of essential commodities are shooting up. The number of political killings has increased. Nineteen people lost their lives in political violence after LDF government came to power," he said.

Rajasekharan said that the would organise various programmes in on May 26 to mark the third year of 'good governance' by the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre.

He said BJP chief Amit Shah would undertake a three-day Kerala tour from June 2 as part of the party's preparations for the 2019 general elections.

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 18:13 IST