Kerala political violence: Arun Jaitley visits family of murdered RSS activist

Kerala political violence: Arun Jaitley visits family of murdered RSS activist

Kerala political violence: Arun Jaitley visits family of murdered RSS activist

On Sunday, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reached Thiruvananthapuram and paid a visit to E Rajesh's family. "The kind of wounds inflicted would have even embarrassed a terrorist", Jaitley said after meeting the family members of E Rajesh, 34, who was hacked to death a week ago.

Addressing this defence, Jaitley said, "The kind of argument which is being propounded, which I have read in a section of media, that there are victims on all sides". It will only increase their determination to work harder against those who are perpetuating these operations.

In an article released here for publication, Mr. Vijayan said that participants at a recent all-party meeting, cutting across political lines, expressed the view that Kerala was the best State in the country in terms of several socio-economic indices, not to mention its law-and-order situation.

Speaking on the spate of political violence in Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan in Assembly said,"The government had intelligence reports that BJP might carry out attacks in some parts of the state".

Jaitley after visiting relatives of the recently killed Rajesh stated that with the emergence of party riots innocent people are victimised when they are alone.

Stating that Rajesh was killed just because he was a RSS man who held fast to his ideology, Jaitley said, "His widow told me that he believed that the Sangh was part of his life..."

"We will not forget this heinous act". The Central leadership of the BJP will extend all possible assistance to the state unit, which has lost a number of workers in the past few months, he added. Meanwhile, they also met another RSS leader, Jayaprakash who was brutally injured in an attack during a clash between RSS workers and CPM leaders.

Jaitley has come down heavily on the spree of violence against RSS-BJP members, which the Right-wing have been claiming as the handiwork of the Left cadre supported by the state government and perpetrated by the connivance of local police.

Two cases have also been registered in connection with "quotation gangs" and police have made 22 arrests so far, he said.

The state had been witnessing a cycle of violence involving BJP-RSS and CPI-M workers with the capital district rocked by incidents of attacks on houses of rival partymen.

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