New Delhi: Scores of BJP workers on Sunday staged a protest outside the office of CPI(M) in the national capital, against the murder of a party worker allegedly by supporters of the Left party during a poll victory rally in Kerala.
The police detained at least 150 protestors, one of the officers said.
Several police teams were rushed to the spot in New Delhi area today after which the entire area was barricaded. One of the senior police official said that several CPI(M) workers came out of the office to confront the agitating BJP workers.
A BJP worker Pramod sustained several head injuries after he was allegedly hit by a brick following a clash during a victory rally by CPI(M) workers at Idavilangu in Kerala on Thursday. Pramod succumbed to his injuries the next day.
Another CPI (M) worker, K. Raveendran died in Pinarayi village of Kannur district in Kerala in the evening of May 19, when the party brought out a procession to mark the LDF's victory in the polls.
BJP has been targeting the Left over the alleged attacks on its workers in Kerala in the run up to the polls.
Yesterday, BJP chief Amit Shah had accused the Left Front of "violating" the people's mandate.
A BJP delegation led by Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari will meet President Pranab Mukherjee today at 1 pm to lodge a formal protest with regard to the Kerala violence.