Thiruvananthapuram: Four Congress workerswere hit and injured by the pilot vehicle of Kerala Chief Minister PinarayiVijayan when he was returning home from office for lunch on Thursday, theCongress said. Congress legislator M. Vincent told IANS that the four partyworkers got injured in two different incidents. He said some Congress activistswaving black flags were hit by the pilot vehicle in what he insisted was“a deliberate attempt”, injuring two of them.
Later, another200 metres from the first site, “the pilot vehicle knocked down two of ourworkers who were on a two-wheeler”, said Vincent. Congress legislator K.S.Sabarinadhan told IANS that two of them had been taken to the Medical CollegeHospital and two were being treated at the General Hospital. “Our workershave got bruises and injuries on the shoulder, hands and legs,” he said. TheCongress is observing Thursday as a black day to protest the manner in whichthe government facilitated two women to pray at the Sabarimala temple a dayearlier.