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Kerala political violence: Arun Jaitley meets family of murdered RSS worker

07 August 2017

Arun Jaitley's visit came just one day after zonal level bilateral talks were held between leaders of both CPI-M and BJP in Kannur to ensure peace.

Earlier, Jaitley visited the family of S N Rajesh, the RSS karyavahak who was hacked to death last month by suspected CPM supporters. The Defence Minister's visit to Kerala coincides with the all-party meeting headed by Chief Minister with an objective to put an end to the political conflicts in Kerala.

The Union Minister was accompanied by State leaders of the BJP.

Recalling an incident of past, Sinha said that, "The party can not even believe Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan because he himself was accused of killing of an RSS leader in 1969'". "The Union minister should realize that the lives of CPM workers were as precious as those of RSS workers".

Addressing a commemorative meeting after visiting the house of slain RSS worker Rajesh at Sreekaryam, near here, ' Mr Jaitley said the RSS karyavah was slaughtered in the most barbaric manner by political opponents. Similarly, the law and order situation is not out of control in Kerala as in several other states. "You witness political opponents being killed", Jaitley added. He added that it will only increase their determination to work harder against those who are perpetuating this operation. I assure our karyakartas and victims that the party will stand strongly behind them.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had called on Vijayan to nab the perpetrators and bring them to justice expeditiously.

Chennai: The recent political violence and controversy generated by Kerala governor P Sathasivam's move in summoning chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan to Raj Bhavan following the murder of a RSS activist in Thiruvananthapuram seemingly fails to subside. The nine arrested persons in connection with the case are under the police custody for evidence collection and further interrogation.

The BJP was implementing "Amit Shah's plan" in the state by allegedly attacking party strongholds, Balakrishnan charged. The CPI-M alleged that the RSS-BJP combine was spreading a false propaganda on the issue of political violence.

He also addressed a commemorative meeting after his meeting with the family saying that there was a saga of political violence in Kerala.