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BJP to meet EC over violence-free polls in Kerala


New Delhi: Citing cases of political violence against its workers in Kerala, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday urged the Election Commission ( EC) to take strong measures to ensure a violence-free poll in the state.

“For the last two years, incidents of political killings are continuing in Kannur, which is worrying,” said Rajiv Pratap Rudy .

“Under the leadership of J.P. Nadda, a delegation will meet the Election Commission on this issue. Several BJP corporators were attacked by CPI (M) workers in Kerala.strong action needs to be taken to ensure free and fair elections,” he added.

In recent cases of violence, former Kerala BJP chief V. Muraleedharan was among 16 people who were injured in an alleged attack by CPM workers at Kattayikonam yesterday.

On March 8, RSS worker E.K. Biju was hacked to death, said Rudy, adding that hundreds of party workers over the years have been killed in Kannur. (ANI)

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