The Communist Party of India (Marxist) activists laid siege to the taluk offices in all the districts in Kerala as part of a five day national-level agitation organised by the party against the policies of the State and Central governments.The siege will continue till from 20th may to the 26th May.
CPI(M) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan has alleged that the Kerala Police Association has turned into a feeder organisation of the Congress party, thanks to two years of the United Democratic Front (UDF) government.
Speaking after inaugurating the week-long siege of taluk offices in front of Kanayannur taluk office in Eranakulam District on Monday, Mr. Vijayan said the Kerala police had lost its reputation of being the top force in the country due to its politicisation.
The police association has been the biggest casualty of the two years of UDF rule as reflected in its failure to maintain law and order. The police was not taking appropriate action in cases of atrocities against women and children.
The present situation would lead to the force being deprived of its organisational freedom. A conspiracy has been hatched towards that end by those leading the association at the instance of the Congress party. Mr. Vijayan said the CPI(M) would defeat the government’s efforts to facilitate the entry of multi-national companies into drinking water distribution in the State. It was the previous Left Democratic Front government which had cleared the liabilities of the Kerala Water Authority and made it self-reliant. Any effort to undo that would not be allowed, he said.