BJP calls for shutdown in Kerala’s Alappuzha on Feb 25 after RSS worker killed in clash with SDPI

February 25, 2021 | Updated 10:07 am

BJP calls for shutdown in Kerala’s Alappuzha on Feb 25 after RSS worker killed in clash with SDPI RSS karyakarta Karta Nandu Krishna who died on Feb 24 and BJP district president MV Gopakumar (L to R)

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other organisations have called for a 12-hour shutdown in Kerala’s Alappuzha on Thursday (February 25). The shutdown has been called after a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker was allegedly killed by the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) members during a clash in the district on Wednesday night (February 24).

“BJP and other Hindu organisations have called for a hartal in Alappuzha district from 6 am to 6 pm to protest against the incident,” said BJP district president MV Gopakumar.

BJP leader and party’s IT cell chief Amit Malviya also tweeted about the death of the RSS worker, and said, “RSS karyakarta Karta Nandu Krishna died in a brutal attack on behalf of SDPI workers in Vayalar, Kerala.  He was 22 years old. SDPI recently took out a procession in Vayalar shouting provocative slogans. ”

An RSS worker was allegedly killed by SDPI members after a clash erupted between two groups in Cherthala, Vayalar yesterday night. According to the police, the deceased is identified as Rahul Krishna alias Nandu, a native of Vayalar. Three RSS workers and six SDPI workers were also injured in the clash that took place around 8 pm. There is a heavy deployment of police in the area following the incident. A fund collection by SDPI activists on Tuesday was questioned by RSS workers and both organisations on Wednesday took out separate marches which ended up in the violence.

(with inputs from ANI)