BJP threatens to ‘beat up’ Kerala writer for allegedly calling PM Modi “murderer”
A senior BJP leader in Kerala has warned popular Malayalam writer Paul Zacharia, for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “murderer”. He also filed a police complaint against the writer.
Paul Zacharia, who is a prominent short-story writer and novelist, allegedly called the prime minister a ‘murderer’ at a public function in Palakkad recently while referring to the 2002 Gujarat riots. He was speaking at an event held in honour of the prominent author and cartoonist OV Vijayan.
He also reportedly said that Vijayan had a ‘soft-Hindutva’ approach which was countered by the latter’s family on the dais.
Zacharia’s comment irked BJP state secretary B Gopalakrishnan who warned the writer that he would get beaten by party supporters if he continued mocking PM Modi.
“We want to warn him before-hand that if he continues abusing the prime minister, he will get beaten…Zacharia is truly communal. He is a disaster to Malayalam literature” Indian Express reports quoting B Gopalakrishnan as saying in a press conference.