CPM goons attack Attukal residents for supporting BJP this time

published on April 15, 2011

Reviewing the party’s chances aside, for most candidates, the day after the elections was a day for unwinding, catching up on sleep and spending time with family and friends. The day was also spent thanking voters and attending to the backlog on party chores. The gruelling campaign has been tough on the health; some have lost weight, the summer sun has taken its toll and the relentless speech-giving has caused sore throats.

“The fatigue is there,” admits O Rajagopal, the senior BJP leader who is hoping for a big win in Nemom. The voice of the 82-year-old is hoarse from the speeches. “Our booth-level analysis says I should win by a margin of 5,000 votes. The response had been positive at the time the campaign began. It had steadily built up,” he said.

On Friday, Rajagopal took some time off to check up on some Attukal residents who, he says, were assaulted by CPM goons for supporting the BJP this time.

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