Thiruvanathapuram: Even as Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy moved the Kerala High Court against a vigilance court's order on filing FIR against him in the Solar Scam case, opposition parties, Friday, intensified their protests demanding his reignation.
Activists of DYFI, the youth-wing of CPI (M), clashed with the police outside the Kerala Secretariat, creating a riot-like situation in the heart of the state capital.
The police resorted to lathi charge and lobbed tear gas after DYFI activists started to pelt stones.
Dramatic TV visuals from the scene show policemen in riot gear trying hard to prevent the DYFI men from entering the secretariat.
The Left parties have been at the forefront in protesting against Chandy ever since the Thrissur vigilance court ordered an FIR against the CM yesterday afternoon.
The BJP, which is emerging as a third force in Kerala politics, also held protests against the Chief Minister.
However, Chandy appears in no mood to quit as CM, especially now that the Congress high command is backing him.