Thiruvananthapuram: CPI(M) leader MM Lawrence's daughter, Asha Lawrence has been removed from her government job after her son participated in the BJP protest. Asha Lawrence was working at SIDCO (Small Industries Development Corporation Ltd) sales emporium in Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram as a daily wager.  

SIDCO is a state government-owned public sector corporation and it was established in November 1975 for the development and promotion of small-scale industries.

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Asha staged a protest in front of MD's office after she was dismissed from the job. She also alleged that she had been removed from her post because her son participated in the BJP protest fighting the Sabarimala verdict. SIDCO authorities said the decision was taken to remove her because she was just a daily wage employee. 

On October 30 (Tuesday), CPI(M) leader MM Lawrence's grandson had participated in a protest organised by the BJP fighting the Sabarimala verdict. Milan Lawrence Emmanuel took part in the one-day fast led by BJP state president PS Sreedharan Pillai in front of the DGP office.

MM Lawrence said his grandson's participation in the BJP programme was wrong and that it was done without his knowledge. 

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He also said that BJP is trying to grab every Keralite and they are the ones spreading “communalism”.

Milan told reporters that he reached there as part of the protest. When he was asked whether his parents knew about his participation in the protest, he said that it is his personal interest.

BJP staged a one-day hunger strike in front of the DGP office to protest the police action concerning the issue of women’s entry into Sabarimala temple. They are also organising protest meets in all district police headquarters.