A day after a country-made bomb was hurled at the ancestral house of BJP MP V Muraleedharan in Kerala’s Kannur district, Union Minister Smriti Irani has responded to the incident by saying that the BJP condemns the dastardly attack on V Muraleedharan’s residence, adding, “We will give a befitting reply, staying within the ambit of the constitution.”

“Currently in Kerala, the social and political situation is such that close to 1,286 cases have been registered, 37,000 people have been made accused by the state government and more than 3,170 people were detained, only because they raised their voice against state govt.”

Targeting the Kerala government, she said that the law and order situation in the state has deteriorated to such an extent that neither a common citizen nor a member of parliament is safe.

On Friday night, a country-made bomb was hurled at the ancestral house of BJP MP V Muraleedharan in Kerala’s Kannur district while country-made bombs were also hurled at CPI (M) MLA AN Shamseer and party’s district secretary P Sasi while a CPI (M) worker was hacked to death at Irutty in Kannur.

Meanwhile, Kerala Governor Justice P Sathasivam on Saturday briefed Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the law and order situation in the state following incidents of violent protests that erupted after two women entered the Lord Ayyappa shrine in Sabarimala.

Kerala has witnessed unprecedented violence with the BJP and the CPI (M) blaming each other for orchestrating the clashes in the state.

The police have so far arrested around 2,000 people since Wednesday in connection with violence in various parts of the state.