UDF today rallied behind lead front partner Congress' MLA V T Balram, facing the ire of ruling CPI(M) cadres for his alleged unsavoury remarks against Communist icon late A K Gopalan, saying it would face the attack politically and legally.
Reacting to the attack on Balaram yesterday at Thrithala in Palakkad with rotten eggs, allegedly by CPI(M) workers, opposition leader in the assembly Ramesh Chennithala said the incident was unfortunate.
Chennithala said that there was no "difference" between CPI(M) and Sanghparivar, that "indulged" in physical attack on matters that could not be faced ideologically.
Protection was sought in the wake of CPI(M) announcing that Balaram would be prevented from attending public functions at the constituency, Chennithala said.
A many time Lok Sabha MP, Gopalan, called AKG by his admirers, was popularly known as "crusader of the downtrodden."
The remark had triggered widespread criticism cutting cross party lines and the CPI-M leadership had demanded an apology from the 39-year-old two time MLA.
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