People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
April 23, 2006
The People Of Kerala Will
the Killing of Com Valsalan
THE IUML of Kerala has unleashed a politics of violence and murder through out the state with the sole purpose of provoking the LDF workers and thereby derail the election process. This is amply proved by the fact that immediately after the killing of Com. Valsalan who was the Chairman of Chavakkad Municipality and Member of the CPM area Committee, the UDF bandwagon has requisitioned the Election Commission to postpone the election to the Guruvayoor constituency. The IUML and the UDF are in their last bid to prevent the outflow of its following in large numbers in the wake of the elections. The IUML goons, who are ostensibly NDF workers too, tried to provoke the CPM workers and LDF by resorting to violence in Kannur first; there the patience and tolerance of the party workers could not be put to test by them. Then they killed com. Subrahmaniam at PerinthalManna.
LDF workers showed utmost tolerance although with great sorrow and grief. As they failed in the series of violence and killings to provoke the LDF workers, they targetted an important personality as their victim to examine whether they could now succeed in their sinister move to provoke violence and thus defeat the election process itself. But so far the LDF workers could not be provoked by these criminals; the LDF believes that these massacres and violence should be answered by votes.
It is in this circumstance they have begun the violence of an unprecedented order in a serial way, in which comrade Valsalan was the last victim. Com. Akbar, the standing Committee chairman of the municipality is in hospital. His condition is critical.