Bengaluru: Karnataka BJP MLA S Suresh Kumar has slammed Kerala State Secretary of CPI(M) and Polit bureau member Pinarayi Vijayan for reproducing a false report about a Keralite student being attacked over eating beef in Bengaluru.
In a Facebook post, Kumar wrote, “It was an unfortunate incident that 3 students from Kerala were attacked allegedly by some persons in Bengaluru, last Saturday. As per police, the accused were under the influence of alcohol.”
“It was surprising that some media houses in Kerala had initially reported that the students were attacked for eating beef. Later they have realised that it was a rumour and corrected the news, quoting students and police.”
“Here is the facebook post by former Kerala State Secretary of CPI(M) and Polit bureau member Pinarayi Vijayan, repeating the false news, that the students were attacked for eating beef. He has not corrected his FB post hitherto.I wish, responsible leaders like him should stay away from posting such things based on rumours which may instigate violence.”
“Keralalites are safe here in Bengaluru. They all are our brothers and sisters only. We never misbehave to people on the basis of linguistic difference.”
“Request CPI(M) leader Mr. Vijayan to correct his statement and apologize. Is it too much to expect from a communist leader?”
“Or if Mr Pinarayi wants to use this LIE as an Election Propaganda material, that is another matter.”