‘JD(S) faction trying to scuttle stir'

Staff Reporter

KOCHI: The Plachimada Aikyadhardya Samithi on Wednesday alleged that the Janata Dal (Secular) led by M.P. Veerendrakumar is trying to scuttle the ongoing agitation by Dalits and Adivasis against the Coca-Cola company at Plachimada.

The samithi representatives said here that the Perumatty grama panchayat, ruled by the Janata Dal, was trying to defeat the agitation against the company by denying basic rights to the Dalits and Adivasis in the region.

They alleged that Mr. Veerendrakumar, who had earlier supported the agitation, was now supporting the company.

The samithi representatives accused that Suresh, Janata Dal member in the Perumatty grama panchayat, had attacked Vilayodi Venugopal, leader of the Plachimada agitation, for rallying Dalits and Adivasis in the agitation against the company.