CPM state secretary K Balakrishnan has sought the removal of Governor RN Ravi from the office for tyring to do politics in the Coimbatore car blast incident.

“Appreciating the speedy action of the police, Governor cast doubt on the fact that the NIA investigation has been delayed and that evidence is likely to be destroyed. He has tried to show ulterior motives in the state government’s action, ” Balakrishnan said in a statement.

Following the car blast, the police acted swiftly and arrested six people in connection and seized 75 kg of explosives, he said, adding that the government has transferred the case to the National Investigating Agency.

CPM leader said that if the Governor had chosen to criticise, he should have criticised the NIA as all the accused were under its investigation and they failed to predict and prevent such an incident in advance.

“The Governor, who is supposed to uphold the constitution, is trying to politicise. BJP’s actions in matters related to the security of the people of the country should be strongly condemned. It is condemnable that the post of Governor is used as an accomplice. We demand Governor Ravi should be removed from office, ” he demanded.

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Archive Picture : DMK president and TN CM Stalin with CPM leaders Yechuri and Balakrishnan

Earlier Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president KS Alagiri has come down heavily and condemned the state BJP for issuing a bandh call in connection with the car cylinder blast there. 

Accusing the BJP of politicising the issue for political reasons, Alagiri welcomed the decision of the state government to transfer the case probe to NIA (National Investigation Agency) and said that everyone is lauding the impartial action taken by the state police in the Coimbatore car cylinder blast case.

When all corrective actions are being taken, the BJP has attempted to derail communal harmony and score political brownie points by calling for a bandh there on October 30, Alagiri said.

Referring to the arrest of five persons by the State police within 24 hours of the blast, Alagiri said that no one can deny that the NIA has been accused of acting partially and not conducting a fair investigation in many cases. 

Stating that the NIA station inaugurated at Kilpauk in the city last week has registered the Coimbatore car cylinder blast case as the first case, the TNCC chief said that policepersonnel must be immediately appointed for the station for an expeditious probe into the case and to punish the guilty. 

Failing which, the case probe would be hindered, Alagiri added.

“Using this incident, the BJP continues to make blatant attempts to create chaos in Tamil Nadu. 

BJP state president Annamalai has been talking to the media in such a way as to prejudice the police investigation, ” he said.

Earlier state unit of BJP led by its president K Annamalai has called for a bandh in Coimbatore on October 30 in protest of the State government’s handling of the incident.

But when the matter come in Highcourt BJP Tamilnadu President denied his call for bandh and then Coimbatore BJP unit has called off bandh . 

The act of reversal of BJP and its leader Annamalai been widely mocked by social media bloggers