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What is Kerala CM doing to curb criminal elements in CPI(M)

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

president lashed out at Chief Minister after an worker was hacked to death in the temple town of Guruvayur today, and asked what his was doing to "curb criminal elements" in the ranks of his CPI(M).

Twenty-three-year-old Anandan was attacked with swords and knives in broad daylight allegedly by CPI(M) workers at Nenmeni in Guruvayur this afternoon when he was riding a motorcycle. Anandan died soon after.

"The continuous violence by CPM workers & the protection to such political killings is now before the nation. CM Pinarayi must explain what his govt is doing to curb criminal elements in his rank(sic)," Shah tweeted.

Anandan, hailing from Brahmakulam, was an accused in a case relating to the of a CPI(M) worker in 2013.

The has alleged that as many as 120 of its workers, 84 in Kannur alone, have been killed in since 2001. It has claimed that 14 of these killings have taken place since took over the reins of the last year.

Shah undertook a 15-day 'Jan Raksha Yatra' in last month to target the state's CPI(M) over a "killing spree" against and workers.

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First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 22:28 IST