NEW DELHI: Kerala NDA vice-chairman Rajeev Chandrasekhar today alleged that the LDF government headed by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was trying to intimidate him.
“An attempt is on to get me arrested,” he said in a statement.
Chandrasekhar is also a media baron and more recently he had invested in Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV channel.
Hitting out at the chief minister, he said, “Try your best to intimidate me. Many others before you have tried to do as well. But I am not and will not be cowed down.”
Chandrasekhar’s statement comes on the back of a police complaint filed by a DFYI leader in Kannur seeking action against him for allegedly spreading false reports through social media related to the killing of RSS worker Biju at Payyannur in Kannur on May 12.
The complainant wanted cases registered under Section 153 (A) of IPC (promoting enmity between two groups).
According to Mathrubhumi wesbite, A police complaint was filed against Chandrasekhar for re-tweeting a tweet against CPM that was posted in connection with the murder of RSS activist Choorakkad Biju in Kannur.
DYFI Kannur district secretary VK Sanoj has filed the complaint against Rajeev Chandrasekhar to the district and state police chiefs.
Chandrasekhar had allegedly re-tweeted a tweet alleging that CPI-M supporters destroyed the hospital and ambulance in the presence of cops while the body of Biju was being taken in a procession.
This comes after the Kerala police had booked the state BJP chief, Kummanom Rajasekharan, on charges of spreading false report over the killing of an RSS worker in Payyannur.
(With PTI inputs)