Kerala CM hurt in stone pelting by LDF workers
The ongoing campaign by CPI(M)- led LDF over solar panel scam turned violent this evening as protesters pelted stones at Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy, who suffered minor injuries on his forehead. The incident occurred when the chief minister was approaching police grounds here to attend a function. The protesters, who sneaked into the venue despite heavy security, stoned Chandy’s car shattering its glass pane, splinters of which hit his forehead slightly above right eye. The incident sparked widespread condemnation from Congress and its allies, whose leaders said the attack betrayed ‘undemocratic approach’ of CPI(M) and was not acceptable. However, an unruffled Chandy attended the valedictory of the Kerala police athletic meet for which he had come to this politically volatile north Kerala town. Chandy was later checked up by doctors who said the injury was not serious, the chief minister’s spokesperson said.