Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Call to register criminal case against former minister Rajagopal

April 5 2005
KOLLAM: N.K. Premachandran MP on Monday urged the government to register a criminal case against former Union Minister O. Rajagopal for his statement "inciting communal violence".
In a statement here, Premachandran said that Rajagopal had stated that if Christian organisations were allowed to construct houses in the tsunami-hit areas it would result in bloodshed.
He said that the state police who registered a case against Madhani for making a speech which would stir up communal hatred were remaining silent on the statement of Rajagopal.
Premachandran urged Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to make clear the stand of the government on the issue. He also urged the government to take measures against the attempts to divide the people in the coastal area on communal lines and to unleash violence.
CPM central committee member P.K.Gurudasan said that the statement of BJP leader O.Rajagopal against the Christian organisations constructing houses to tsunami-hit was a challenge to the Constitution and the rule of law.
In a statement here, the CPM leader said that his party would construct 100 houses – 70 in Kollam and 30 in Alappuzha districts – under the supervision of the engineers appointed by the State Government.
He made an appeal to Mata Amritanandamayi Math and other NGOs to follow his party’s decision with regard to the construction of houses for tsunami-hit.