Bombs Hurled At LDF Victory Rallies In Kerala; One Dead, 8 Injured

19/05/2016 10:53 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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ALLEPPEY, KERALA, INDIA - 2014/12/05: Politics in Kerala has been dominated by two political fronts: the Communist party (LDF) and the Indian National Congress (UDF) since the seventies. The two parties have alternated power since then. Most of the major political parties in Kerala belong to one of these alliances, shifting allegiances whenever politically necessary or expedient. (Photo by John S Lander/LightRocket via Getty Images)

One person was killed and eight others injured when two bombs were hurled at CPI(M)-led LDF's poll victory rallies in Kerala's Kannur district on Thursday evening even as clashes between BJP and marxist party workers were reported from other parts of the district.

CPI (M) alleged that some RSS-BJP workers came in a vehicle and hurled a bomb at Pinarayi in Dharmadam assembly segment from where CPI-M politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan won. One person identified as Raveendran (47) died and four others were injured when the bomb exploded, police said.

In another incident at Mattannur, a bomb was hurled at a victory rally in which four CPI-M workers were injured.

Clashes between CPI(M) and BJP workers have been reported from some other parts of Kannur also, police said.

At Vidyanagar in Kasaragod, workers of CPI(M) and BJP clashed and LDF'S winning candidate E Chandrasekharan and CPI(M) state committee member A K Narayanan were injured in stone pelting incidents.

Police burst teargas shells to chase away the workers.

CPI-M and IUML workers clashed at Kanhangad, police said.

Kasaragod district collector has imposed prohibitory orders at Kasaragod, Kanhangad and Manjeswaram.

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