Kochi: SFI workers attacked Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi’s office in his constituency today. A protest march organised by SFI turned violent as a group of SFI workers barged into the office of Rahul Gandhi and unleashed violence.
The SFI, the students’ wing of the ruling CPM, was protesting against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi as he allegedly failed to intervene in the issue of creating buffer zones around forests in the hilly areas of Kerala.
According to the local police, around a hundred SFI workers participated in the march. “There were around 80-100 activists. As of now, eight of them are under custody. More police have been deployed,” police told PTI.
The protesters vandalised the office premises and created a ruckus inside the MP’s office. Leader of Opposition V D Satheesan condemned the incident and said the attack showed lawlessness and “goondaism”.
“Ghastly attack by SFI goons at Rahul Gandhi’s MP Office at Wayanad. It is lawlessness and goondaism. CPM has turned into an organised mafia. Strongly Condemning the attack,” Satheeshan tweeted.
“This is a pre-planned attack. It took place under the nose of police. Chief minister should react to this unprovoked and ghastly attack,” the Congress, general secretary, Venugopal told the media.
“CM sent his goons to divert attention from the sorry state in which he (has) landed and (is trying to) please prime minister Narendra Modi,” he said.