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.