Eggs thrown, manhandled, VT Balram faces wrath of CPM activists

Palakkad : In protest of MLA VT Balaram’s controversial Facebook post on Communist icon AK Goplaan, a group of CPM activists flung eggs at the legislator and attempted  to manhandle him at Thritala here on Wednesday.

Balram had arrived to inaugurate a private laboratory in his constituency when protestors marched to the venue and roughed up the legislator.

The incident led to violent clashes beteen CPM and Congress activists.

A few CPM activists reportedly hurled stones at the legislator damaging his Innova car.

Police who arrived at the scene resorted to lathi-charge in which several party workers have been injured.

The UDF has called for a hartal in the area on Thursday.

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