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AKG row: Rotten eggs hurled at V.T Balram

Palakad: Large-scale violence was witnessed in Kanjirathani under Thrithala Assembly Constituency on Wednesday when Congress workers tried to thwart attempts by CPI(M) cadres to disrupt a private function attended by local MLA V.T Balram, whose unsavory comments against late Communist icon A.K Gopalan kicked up a major row recently. Balram, who was chief guest on the occasion, told that a rotten egg hurled by an alleged CPI(M) worker had hit his right cheek. He sustained minor injuries in stone pelting and his official vehicle was also damaged.