Congress, BJP workers march to secretariat demanding KT Jaleel’s resignation, police resort to baton-charge

A secretariat march staged by the Congress and BJP demanding the resignation of minister KT Jaleel ended in conflict. The police used water cannon and resorted to baton-charge against the protesters.

BJP workers led by state president K Surendran burned an effigy of KT Jaleel. The police used water cannon against Youth Congress workers who tried to remove barricades by force. This was followed by the police and the activists engaging in fist fighting. The police then resorted to baton charge. Many were injured in the police action.

Congress workers staged a sit-in. Injured workers were shifted to the hospital. Yuva Morcha also staged a protest in Kozhikode demanding the resignation of Jaleel.

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