|Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary P. Muralidhar Rao, who is in-charge of the party's affairs in Kerala, today said Kerala is becoming a laboratory for designs of radical communal groups.
Inaugurating the Kerala BJP state committee meeting here, he said Muslim radical groups have become very strong in the past few years.
"They have been involved in terrorist and murderous activities. Increased terrorist activities in Malabar (north Kerala) and killings by Popular Front of India are indicators of this," Rao said.
Coming down heavily on the Congress-led Kerala government, he alleged that the government supports such people and radicalised Muslim groups.
"The Congress is always submissive to Muslim political groups like the Indian Union Muslim League (the second biggest ally of the Congress-led UDF government in Kerala). Most of the key ministries are held by Muslims and they display a discriminative attitude to Hindus," Rao said.
He also attacked communist parties and said they do not offer a viable alternative as they are deeply involved in murderous and violent politics which the people of Kerala have been forced to live with.
"The people of Kerala have started realising the need for BJP emerging as an important political force to keep these two forces in check," added Rao. (IANS)