Leader of the Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan has condemned the “cultural depredation” displayed by a group of Youth Congress workers who “attacked” women agitating for Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s resignation over the ‘solar scam.’

Referring to a clash between Youth Congress workers and Left Democratic Front demonstrators in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday, Mr. Achuthanandan said the Youth Congress volunteers were resorting to violence in the hope of saving their leaders from the allegations connected with the solar scam. He said if the government failed to take strong action against the attackers, the consequences would be severe.

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