Thiruvananthapuram: Senior Congress leader K Sudhakaran on Wednesday lashed out at the party leadership for 'forcing him' to pull out of a hunger stir, demanding a CBI inquiry into the Shuhaib murder case, saying that such steps would alienate the youth from the party.
"The stir should not have been called off. I did not want the stir to be called off before our demands were met. We are not able to protect our young workers.
"It's time we give a rethink to Gandhian model of agitation. The party is not able to woo the youngsters,” he added.
Sudhakaran, who was on an indefinite hunger stir, had called off the agitation following a party directive. Shuhaib was hacked to death at a tea stall allegedly by CPM workers on February 12.
The Kerala High Court on Wednesday ordered a CBI probe into the killing of the Youth Congress functionary.
The court directed the state police to hand over the probe to the CBI, besides the case diary and other materials to be handed over to the agency's Thiruvananthapuram unit.
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