Posters praising Congress MP VK Sreekandan were allegedly pasted on the Vande Bharat Express when the semi-high speed train flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Shoranur Junction.
Kerala‘s first Vande Bharat Express connects the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram with Kasaragod, the northernmost district. It will have halts at Kollam, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Thrissur, Shoranur Junction, Kozhikode, Kannur, and Kasaragod, said the railways.
Visuals aired by television channels showed RPF personnel removing the posters of the Palakkad MP pasted on the train by some people in praise of his role in ensuring a stop at Shoranur Junction.
The incident occurred when the train reached the Shoranur station. Sreekandan and his supporters were present at the railway station to welcome the train’s arrival.
Sreekandan clarified that he had not authorised anyone to affix his posters on the train and alleged that the BJP was intentionally trying to create a controversy out of it.
BJP state president K Surendran expressed his anger over the incident and said in a social media post that “Defacing Vande Bharat Express in Palakkad is a nefarious activity of the Kerala Congress workers. These criminals are the followers of the ‘crowned prince’. Shame.”
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