RSS worker murder: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan meets BJP, RSS leaders over growing cases of violence in state
Head of Government of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan today convened a meeting with BJP-RSS leaders in the State in the context of recent political violence and the murder of an RSS worker here.
BJP Vital president, kummanam rajasekharan, former union minister and MLA, O Rajagopal and RSS leader, G Gopalankuttyare, attended the meeting with the head of government. The Secretary of State of the PCI (M) Kodiyeri Balakrishnan also at the meeting.
When the Prime Minister came to the appointment, a group of members who were present TV to take video footage before the start of the meeting was questioned by Vijayan to leave.
On Tuesday, the governor of Kerala, P Sathasivam, had convened the Prime Minister and DGP Loknath Behara about the incident. The Minister assured that he would meet with the leaders of the BJP state and RSS.
Vijayan and the DGP met with the governor separately after being summoned by Raj Bhavan to determine the following measures recent violent incidents, including the murder of 34-year-old Rajesh on July 29.
The state had witnessed a series of violent incidents involving workers BJP-RSS and CPI-M, with the capital district, killed by the bombing of incidents against rival houses of revelers in recent days.
The BJP state office was destroyed on July 28, when stones were thrown at the home of Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s son, Bineesh Kodiyeri, Minister of State (M).
Rajesh was murdered by a machete-driven story-rolling band here on Saturday. His left arm was severed and there were several injuries along his body. The BJP had requested hath sunrise until dusk last year in protest of the incident.
Police said seven people, including the first accused Manikandan, historian, were arrested in the killing of RSS workers. It was said that the attack was due to personal enmity between Manikandan and the victim during the last half year.
Yesterday, Union Minister Rajnath Singh spoke with the Chief Minister and expressed concern about the attacks on political workers in Kerala and said that political violence was unacceptable in a democracy.
While state President BJP, kummanam rajasekharan, claimed that the PCI (M) was behind the attack, district chief PCI (M) denied the party’s role in the attack.
The Secretary of State of the PCI (M) Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said that the murder of RSS worker was a fallout from personal rivalry and his party had nothing to do with it.
However, Rajasekharan claimed that the CPI-M was trying to eliminate its political opponents and urged them to refrain from violence. The opposition Congress noted a swift Kozhikode yesterday to protest against the politics of violence.