‘Communal’ charge on Kerala BJP chief Sreedharan Pillai
Kerala’s Left rulers have filed a complaint against state BJP president P.S. Sreedharan Pillai for alleged derogatory comments about Muslims, calling the remarks “part of the deplorable communal campaign” the party had unleashed for the general election.
The Congress-led Opposition alliance also warned that it would lodge a formal complaint if the BJP leader did not apologise.
Pillai has accused the two fronts — the CPM-led Left Democratic Front and the Congress-led United Democratic Front — of distorting his comments.
Pillai’s alleged comments came as the BJP leader campaigned for party candidate Shobha Surendran in Attingal constituency near Thiruvananthapuram and slammed the Congress and the CPM for seeking evidence of deaths in the Balakot air strikes in Pakistan.