Accusing the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of unleashing "political terrorism" in Kerala, the BJP on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the murder of a party activist in Kannur.
"One can clearly make that this is a political terrorism unleashed by goons of the LDF with the blessings and support of the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. When the patronage of the Chief Minister is available to the goons and criminals, you can see the mayhem they can unleash," BJP spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao said here.
Condemning the murder of Remith, a 26-year-old driver, Rao said the CPI-M led LDF was unleashing terror as it was unnerved by the rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state.
"In the last five months, the assault by these murderers has been on the rise, the BJP is seen as a very potent political power which is on the threshold of major success in Kerala.
"Unnerved by the BJP's rise as well as to divert attention from the corruption that is visible in Kerala, these attacks are being orchestrated," said Rao.
"The state government has not only failed to preserve law and order but actively participated to wreck it, we demand the LDF government and the Chief Minister to immediately hand over the murder probe to the CBI," added Rao.
The BJP has also called for a shutdown in Kerala on Thursday to protest against the murder.
Since Vijayan assumed office in May, four BJP and three CPI-M workers have been killed in Kannur district.