A Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) worker was found dead at Moothakunnam near Paravur in Ernakulam district Monday. M.C. Venu, a native of Vavakkad who had quit CPM to join Thushar Vellappalyled BDJS, was found hanging inside a reading room near the CPM’s local committee office around 6 pm.
Venu was seen in the locality around 5.30 pm. Venu was an active worker of the CPM for several years and a section of the party followers wanted him to contest the local body elections. However, the party’s local leadership denied him seat.
He joined the BDJS, which is part of BJPled NDA, during the assembly polls. After the assembly polls, Venu had expressed his wish to return to the CPM and discussions were on in this regard.