Alleging attacks on Congress offices in the state by CPI(M), Leader of the Opposition in Kerala Assembly, VD Satheesan said that the chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan was proving to be a “bigger dictator than Hitler, Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath” on Tuesday.

The remarks come after Youth Congress workers, who raised slogans against CM Vijayan on board an aircraft bound to Thiruvananthapuram, were booked for an attempt to murder. “A case for attempting to murder has been registered against the Youth Congress workers for simply raising slogans in protest. On the flight yesterday, they just raised slogans and said ‘protest, protest’. With this Kerala CM Vijayan is proving to be a bigger dictator than Hitler, Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath,’’ Satheesan alleged at a press conference here.

The LoP also questioned why no case was registered against LDF convenor EP Jayarajan who allegedly pushed the Youth Congress workers inside the aircraft.

“On what basis was the case for attempted murder filed? Police have not registered a case against EP Jayarajan, LDF Convenor who attacked the protestors inside the flight. There was no planning from Congress here. The workers protested against the CM without the knowledge of the leaders,” said Satheesan.

Valiyathura Police have registered a case against Youth Congress workers who protested inside the flight against CM Vijayan on Monday. Case have been registered under IPC sections 307, 332,334 and 120b. A case has also been charged for aircraft rules violation.

The incident happened on Monday evening when the CM was travelling from Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram. Two Youth Congress workers tried to protest against CM and LDF convener E.P. Jayarajan allegedly pushed them back.

Two Youth Congress leaders in black shirts on board a private airline raised slogans in connection with the gold smuggling case against Kerala CM Vijayan who was also on the same flight on Monday. A viral video shows a man pushing protesters on the flight to save the CM. Two Youth Congress leaders can be seen sitting in front of the steps of the plane where several passengers are seen coming out.

“The KPCC office was vandalised on Monday. There was violence against some District Congress Committee (DCC) offices. An office in Kannur was bombed. This is terrorism. The CPI(M) is the party that trains assassins. The CPIM is a party that defeats even international terrorist organisations. Protest in the sky is the same as a protest on earth. They are the ones who started the violence. We will continue with this protest,” added the Kerala LoP.

Kerala LoP Satheesan alleged that there were statewide attacks of CPI-M on Congress offices including Indira Bhavan, the headquarters of Congress in Kerala. “The door of the car of the security guards who were travelling with the Chief Minister was opened to kill the youths who showed black flag towards the Chief Minister on the way. The car was travelling at a speed of 100 kmph. Security officers sat in the car and tried to beat the protesters with lathi. This is an assassination attempt. Did you take the case for it? Instead, it’s arrogant to file a case for uttering the word ‘protest’. Do not try to scare us”, Satheesan added.