Staff Reporter

KOZHIKODE: The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has condemned the attempts to suppress the agitations against the `anti-people conditions' in the agreement signed by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) Government for taking the Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan.

BJYM State president K. Surendran was reacting to reports of police beating up BJYM leaders and activists in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. The ADB itself said that the Government should use force, if needed, to implement the conditions in the agreement. "If the police under Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Home Minister, is acting on the dictates of the ADB, then BJYM will not mind even to break the law and go to jail," he said.

He said the alleged move to fix meters for public taps numbering around 98,000 in the State as per the dictates of the ADB would be resisted vehemently. Resistance would be organised by mobilising people around these 98,000 taps and resist the move to fix meters.