Stop SFI from attacking self-financing colleges, BJP tells Govt

via published on July 22, 2006

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked the LDF Government to take strict action against the pro-CPI(M) students outfit SFI, if they fail to refrain from attacking the self-financing colleges in the State.

Addressing newspersons here on Saturday, BJP spokesperson BK Sekhar said that the pictures of those who had indulged in violence were published by the media. “If the CPI(M) was a party responsible to the people of the State, it should take strict action against these attackers,” he said.

He alleged that Education Minister MA Baby was aware of the “fact” that the Kerala Self-Financing Professional Colleges Act – 2006 would not stand a legal test. He said that the LDF had purposely introduced the Act in order to strengthen the relationship between the CPI(M) and the Congress.

“The statement by State Congress president Ramesh Chennithala that the Government should take a decision without any special lenience to the minorities lacked political decency, because it was the UPA Government in the Centre that had constituted a commission for the minorities,” he said. The UDF was opposing the Act in public and approving it silently, he alleged.

The BJP would hold dharnas in all constituencies from July 20 to 23 to protest against terrorist activities in the State, he said. The BJP was also planning to undertake a campaign to create awareness among people on the “dangerous situation”.

Sekhar said in the present scenario, it could be seen that terrorist activities in the State were increasing day by day. “It is unfortunate that most of the terrorist attacks in the country have some link with Kerala,” he said.

Sekhar said that the position the State Government adopted during the discussion on the Eleventh Five Year Plan was disappointing.

“While other states have assured themselves of various facilities, Kerala had opposed the suggestion,” he said. On the Sabarimala issue, Sekhar suggested that the individuals as well as the Travancore Devaswom Board should stop discussing the matter in public. He also said that the Government should also conduct a detailed enquiry into the Sabarimala issue.

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