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BJP corners CPI(M) ahead of RSS chief hoisting national flag in Kerala school again

ANI  |  Kochi (Kerala) [India] 

As (RSS) chief is all set to hoist the flag at a school in on despite facing censure from authorities from doing the same last year on Independence Day, the (BJP) on Monday cornered the ruling of (Marxist) (CPI-M) in for attempting to communalise the whole affair.

"The state is making this issue only to create an issue between the minority and the majority," leader told ANI, adding that Bhagwat was due to be in Palakkad for an state meet on January 26, which led him to make the decision.

The leader also accused the of diverting the media's attention from more important issues.

"There are lots of corruption cases against this and they want to divert the towards non-issues," he said.

Recalling last year's spat between the chief and government authorities, Shankaran said the government could not take any legal action against the school or Bhagwat as there was no violation of law.

"Government has been claiming that they had sent a notice to that school, but even today no such notice has been received. This means that there is no legal sanction or legal sanctity for this particular action," Shankaran said.

Further, he also accused CPI(M) of supporting anti-activities, alleging that hoisting of Pakistan's flag and training by terror organisations were continuing in unabatedly.

Bhagwat hoisted the flag in Karnakkiyamman School in Kerala's Palakkad last year on August 15, even after the issued a memo to the school, categorically stating that it was inappropriate for a to hoist the national flag in an aided school.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 16:25 IST