Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Jaitley to visit RSS Karyavah Rajesh's house tomorrow

Jaitley to visit RSS Karyavah Rajesh's house tomorrow Jaitley to visit RSS Karyavah Rajesh's house tomorrow
Melinda Barton | 06 August, 2017, 11:20

CPI (M) secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan, BJP State President Kummanam Rajasekharan and RSS leader Gopalankutty are some of the prominent leaders of the state that took part in the meeting. The BJP had alleged that CPI (M) activists were behind the murder, a charge that was vehemently denied by the ruling party.

Attacks and accusations notwithstanding, Jaitley's visit is being widely viewed as the Centre's move to test the political waters of Kerala especially when the issue of violent clashes involving CPM and RSS-BJP workers is still hot.

"On 03-07-2017, at about 2 PM, he was awaiting passengers in his vehicle, when a group of RSS goons dragged from auto and attacked my husband from all sides prohibiting escape.I also request you (Mr Jaitley) to visit my husband who is in the hospital for the last 33 days in a very critical condition", Remya Sreejan wrote.

Meanwhile, relatives of 21 persons, killed in political attacks over a period of time, began a "Satyagarha" in front of the Raj Bhavan this morning.

"The BJP leadership is indulging in doublespeak on the clashes between CPI-M and BJP-RSS workers in Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala", the Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) said in a statement.

Post Rajesh's murder, Rajnath Singh had called Chief Minister Pinnarayi Vijayan and voiced concerns over the law and order situation in the state.

On Friday, CPM's politburo made an attempt to convey the message that the attacks were not one sided as claimed by the BJP. He is a responsible minister in the union cabinet.

Now, this political slugfest seems to be headed for an even hotter episode, going to a higher level as the BJP has rushed senior party leader and finance minister Arun Jaitley on a short notice visit to the state capital Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. Jaitley's day plan includes an interactive session at 1:30pm with the aggrieved families of RSS or BJP workers, who were attacked by CPM cadres. Jaitley's visit is a symbolic move by the BJP to show the RSS as well as the CPM that incidents from Kerala are being watched and not tolerated.