In a series of shocking incidents on Thursday, the alleged CPI(M) workers launched vandalism attacks on Hindu temples in Palakkad where they vandalised the deities as well as the donation boxes along with BJP leader Ratheesh’s house in Kureepuzha district and RSS office in Alappuzha.
In the attack on the RSS office, the goons were seen hurling petrol bombs at the RSS’ temple. The attackers also destroyed the water taps which were constructed by Seva Bharati to provide clean drinking water to the people in the local community.
The CCTV footage of the attack on the temple showed that the goons who were celebrating victory at the Subramanian temple in Palakkad district not only vandalised the temple but also stole the money and damaged lamps and festoons kept inside.
In the Kerala local body elections, the Left Democratic Front won in 514 out of 941 gram panchayats, 5 out of 6 corporations and 11 out of the 14 district panchayats. On the other hand, the Congress-led UDF, the main Opposition in Kerala won only 375 panchayats, 44 block panchayats and 4 district panchayats.
After this win, the Left party workers rather felt over powered and decided to burn down houses of BJP/RSS leaders and their offices along with Hindu Temples.
BJP on the other hand barely won 37 gram panchayats and although better than their previous record, still comparatively a fraction of what Left and Congress won throughout the Kerala state.