Kodiyeri finds fault with Arun Jaitley's Kerala visit

Monday, 07 Aug, 2017

The Union Minister made this observation after paying a visit to the house of an RSS karyavah killed in Thiruvananthapuram in the latest incidence of violence. I assure our karyakartas and victims that the party will stand strongly behind them.

Jaitley said his visit was meant to "express solidarity with the victims, " and blamed the state police for remaining silent spectators to the violence. "All these people who are sitting here have lost their near and dear ones to BJP and RSS workers", he said. "The workers of Kerala are not alone, the whole nation is with you", he told the grieving family, while blaming the Left-ruled state government of perpetrating violence in Kerala. The meeting was attended by many senior leaders like RSS state secretary P Gopalankutty and CPI-M Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan against the backdrop of recent clashes culminating in the killing of Rajesh at Thiruvananthapuram on July 29.

The state BJP office was vandalized on July 28.

In a post on his Facebook page, he criticised Arun Jaitley's visit to Kerala to meet the family members of a slain RSS leader.

"It is extremely sad that in a progressive State such as Kerala, violence of this magnitude has taken place". He said the BJP will support the families of workers who have been killed by Marxists. CPI-M state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and BJP state president Kummanom Rajasekharan led the peace talks, representing their parties, reported PTI.

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In April in the same year, a United Airlines flight attendant also pulled off a similar incident by jumping off an aircraft. An airport construction crew working nearby confronted the boy and held him until police arrived and arrested him.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had called on Vijayan to nab the perpetrators and bring them to justice expeditiously. The nine arrested persons in connection with the case are under the police custody for evidence collection and further interrogation.

Rajesh pointed out that Jaitley should find time to visit the bereaved families of the soldiers who killed in wars.

While the political rhetoric raised by CPI (M) and the RSS-BJP constantly seeks to pin the blame on one side over the other, the pattern of deaths is relatively equally distributed across both.

"The game plan is clear - resort to provocative actions and uncalled for physical assaults against CPI-M workers and then cry that the CPI-M is resorting to violence and also blame the Kerala government for not stopping such attacks", the CPI-M said.