Kerala Opposition leader criticizes defacing posters of filmstars
Thiruvanathapuram: Congress leader Oommen
Chandy on Tuesday charged CPI(M) workers with defacing posters of
filmstars who campaigned for UDF candidates in the April 13
Assembly elections and demanded that the Marxist party rein in
"The action of CPI-M workers clearly exposes the
intolerence of ruling CPI-M led LDF against their critics. The
party leadership should rein in their cadres. It is the right
of every citizen in a democracy to campaign and vote for any
particular candidate," he told reporters here.
Film posters of leading actors Dileep, Kavya Madhavan and
Jayaram were found smeared with black oil in Pathanpuram
constituency in Kollam district, where filmstar K B Ganesh
Kumar was the UDF candidate.
The Opposition leader also asked the government to take
steps to nab those responsible for the attack on Mathrubhumi`s
Kollam correspondent V B Unnithanan last week.
On the endosulfan pesticide issue, Chandy said he had
written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take steps to
implement a nationwide ban on it as 80 countries had already
Use of endosulfan in cashew plantations in northern parts
of Kasargode district had resulted in the deaths of several
persons and crippled many, following which it was banned in
Kerala last year.
Chandy alleged the LDF had failed to implement the rice at
Rs two per kg scheme as promised before the polls as the
decision was taken without doing proper groundwork.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- CM Kejriwal shortlists 39 'unwanted' IAS officers in Delhi
- Rajasthan: Gujjars revive reservation agitation, block rail track
- J Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Aspiring for more than what you have!
- ISIS to buy first nuclear weapon from Pak?
- Mumbai: CCTV captures assailant with gun at Film City
- Mathura SSP receives death threat letter, message for PM Modi
- BJP now central pole of Indian politics: Arun Jaitley
- Maharashtra FDA sends Maggi noodles for lab testing
- Watch: Fast N Facts @ 7:30pm
- Haridwar: Hotel Radisson Blu sealed for polluting Ganga
- Delhi: Two killed in road accident in New Ashok Nagar
- Girl in Punjab's Pathankot quit studies for fear of eve-teasing
- Fiji: Floating island restaurant in middle of ocean
- Special: Furious over rising water crisis, people take to the streets
- Goa Board SSC Exam Results 2015 announced
- Rahul Gandhi to pressurise govt to act on one-rank-one-pension issue
- ISIS close to buying nuclear weapon from Pakistan?
- Manohar Parrikar visits forward areas along LoC, reviews security situation
- There will be no delay in appointing CIC, CVC: Jitendra Singh
- Credibility of Prime Minister's Office restored by BJP, says Arun Jaitley
- ISIS justifies raping slave girls, says Michelle Obama is 'worth $40'
- Arvind Kejriwal to highlight AAP govt's 100 days work on Monday
- 'Unhappy' Celina Jaitley asks Sunny Leone to move out?
- BJP's plan for one-year celebration: 200 big rallies, 5,000 public meetings
- IPL 2015 Final: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings - Preview
- Heatwave leaves 153 dead in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
- CBSE Results 2015: 10th board exam results to be declared on May 27
- IPL 8 Final: We need to be at our best against Mumbai, says Michael Hussey
- Jayalalithaa returns as Tamil Nadu CM: As it happened