Two banners were hung from the Palakkad municipality of Kerala. One of which had ‘Joy Shri Ram’ written on it. Protesting against this, DYFI workers removed the banner reading 'Joy Shri Ram' and hoisted the national flag of India.
Wednesday was the counting day for the Kerala municipal elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party snatched the municipality of Palakkad from the Left, even though it could not make a dent in the state. To celebrate this victory, Gerua Shibir hung two banners from the roof of the municipality. One of them had pictures of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah but the other had 'Joy Shri Ram' written on it. The controversy was sparked by the image going viral on social media.
In the midst of the controversy, BJP state secretary Sandeep G Varia commented that Palakkad is Gujarat in Kerala. Naturally, this comment of Varier increased the mercury of excitement a lot However, several leaders and activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party were arrested for hoisting banners with religious slogans in government buildings.
DYFI workers staged a protest on Friday morning They removed the BJP banner and hoisted the national flag there. The banner of the DYFI protest that day read, “This is not an RSS office, this is a municipal office.” It's not Gujarat, it's Kerala. ' However, the BJP has filed a complaint against the Left for insulting the national flag.
DYFI District President T.M. Sasi said, ‘In different parts of northern India, the BJP paints ocher, hangs Joy Shri Ram banners, puts up posters in Ayodhya, uses various religious symbols, including pictures of Shivaji. But it is Kerala, the secular people of Kerala will not accept this celebration. '