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Handwritten Maoist posters appear in Kozhikode district of Kerala against Chief Minister

- April 3, 2022

Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (BPNS)

Handwritten posters of the outlawed Maoists have appeared in several parts of Thamarassery in Kozhikode district of Kerala criticizing Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the multi-crore high-speed K- Rail Silverline project.

In the posters, it is written that the Chief Minister is taking the state to ruins through the Silverline project and hence has to be opposed. It said that the  CPM government of Kerala was following the economic and regressive policies of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.

Kozhikode Rural Superintendent of Police, Dr. Srinivas while speaking to IANS said that the police were monitoring the situation and are conducting searches and questioning suspected people regarding the handwritten posters.

The anti- Maoist police squad, ‘Thunderbolt” has been pressed into service and they are conducting searches in adjoining forest lands for finding out those behind the posters.

The handwritten posters written in A-4 size papers appeared in various parts of Thamarassery which is the border of Kozhikode district and close to Wayanad district of Kerala which has an active presence of Maoist groups.

The outfit in the posters has also warned the state government of the consequences if it goes ahead with the multi-crore Silverline semi-speed rail corridor.

It may be noted that the state of Kerala is witnessing strong agitations against the K-Rail Silverline project by Congress and the BJP with huge public participation. The CPM which is ruling the state is on the backfoot following the public ire and the Chief Minister is taking a bold posture that he would implement the project at any cost.

This is the first time since the agitation against the K-Rail project has commenced that the Maoist groups have come out against the state government.