BJP seeks clarification from Cong on pact plan with SDPI

BJP seeks clarification from Cong on pact plan with SDPI

'After ABVP man's death in Kerala, has party kept option still open?'

The state BJP has sought an explanation from Congress state president G Parameshwara whether his party still considers the option of having an electoral understanding with the Socialist Democratic Party of India (SDPI) for the Assembly polls.

In a statement on Sunday, BJP state general secretary Shobha Karandlaje said the party was making the demand after the Kerala police arrested four SDPI workers in the murder of a Akhila Bharathiya Vidyarthi Parishat activist in Kannur, Kerala.

The BJP has been maintaining that the Congress in the state has entered into a secret understanding with SDPI (the political arm of the Popular Front of India) for electoral gains. In return, the Congress has withdrawn cases against SDPI/PFI activists, the party has charged. The BJP has held SDPI and PFI responsible for the killing of Hindu/RSS workers.

Shobha said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had arrested five workers of PFI in the murder of RSS activist Rudresh in Bengaluru and four PFI functionaries in the murder of Sharath Madivala, another RSS worker in Mangaluru.

Yet, the Congress was going soft on the two organisations, Shobha said. With the involvement of SDPI in the Kannur murder case coming to light, the BJP's charges against the two organisations stood vindicated.

'The BJP demands an explanation from Parameshwara about his party's proposal to have an electoral alliance with the SDPI. The people have every right know where the Congress party stands on this," she said.


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