Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (BPNS)
The student body of the CPI-M, Student Federation of India (SFI) has become a major headache and embarrassment for the party in recent times. Two SFI leaders Nikhil Thomas and K. Vidya were arrested by the state police in cases related to forged mark lists for getting admission for higher courses as well as for gaining employment as guest lecturers respectively.
In another development, a bus conductor of a private bus plying in the commercial capital of Kerala, Jiffin has complained that he was assaulted by a group of SFI workers in front of Maharaja’s College which is a red bastion.
SFI workers, according to the police complaint registered by Jiffin, had pulled him out of the bus and attacked him. He said that after threat from SFI, he was not working for the past ten days, and with a pregnant wife and dire needs at home, he had resumed duty on Sunday, but SFI workers assaulted him in front of the college.
The young bus conductor is admitted to Ernakulam general hospital following the assault by SFI workers.
SFI Ernakulam district committee however said that the bus conductor was regularly creating problems for the students regarding the concession tickets. It may be noted that in Kerala, both private and public sector buses are providing concessions to students.