Flex boards put up by the Communist Party of India (CPM)  just a few metres from the house of party leader Pinarayi Vijayan was torched by unknown miscreants in the wee hours of Monday at Dharmadam in Kannur. 

 

The long flex board, depicting the milestones of Vijayan's political career was torn apart and set ablaze. The CPM has lodged a complaint with the police alleging the involvement of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in the incident. Vijayan, who is widely considered as the Chief Minister probable if the left comes to power, is contesting the elections from his home constituency. 

The CPM and Vijayan sharply reacted to the vandalisation of the publicity material and alleged that the BJP was behind the incident. 

 

A few days back, the posters of Mambaram Divakaran, the United Democratic Front (UDF) candidate in the constituency had been  destroyed in the same manner.