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BMS calls for hartal in Kozhikode on Saturday

BMS calls for hartal in Kozhikode on Saturday

Kozhikode: RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has called for a dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Kozhikode district on Saturday alleging that its offices and activists were attacked by CPI-M workers.

The BJP has also joined the protest supporting the shutdown call.

The CPI-M is observing a hartal in the district on Friday to protest against a bomb attack at its district office here. Although some activists tried to disrupt transportation in the morning, party leaders intervened and discouraged them. No untoward incidents have been reported in the hartal.

As per reports, a group of persons came and threw the bombs at the party office at about 1.30 am, Friday. No one was injured in the incident which left window panes in the front portion of the building damaged.

One of bombs exploded while another was recovered from the compound of the office and defused.

CPI-M sources said party district secretary P Mohanan arrived at the office a few minutes before the incident but escaped unhurt.

They alleged that RSS activists were behind the attack. The incident came two days after bombs were hurled at the BJP district office in Thiruvananthapuram.

BJP had alleged that CPI-M workers were behind the June 7 incident when two unidentified persons threw a ‘petrol’ bomb.

The attack on BJP office came in the backdrop of the attempt to manhandle CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury in New Delhi by two members of a fringe Hindu outfit.

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