NEW DELHI: Expressing serious concerns over repeated incidents of political violence in Kerala, the union home minister Rajnath Singh held telephonic discussions with the state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and conveyed that such incidents are ‘unacceptable’ in a democracy.
Singh’s reaction came a day after an RSS worker was hacked to death by a gang led by a history-sheeter near Thiruvananthapuram. Immediately after the incident, local police detained eight suspects with CPM links for investigation.
During a telephonic conversation with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Singh discussed with him the recent incidents of political violence in the state.
"I have expressed my concern over the law and order situation in the state of Kerala. Political violence is unacceptable in a democracy," he said in a tweet.
Union home minister conveyed to state chief minister that he expects that the political violence in Kerala is curbed and the perpetrators are brought to justice expeditiously.
In reaction to the brutal killing of RSS worker, the state BJP unit held a day long hartal in the coastal state on Sunday. BJP's Kerala unit president Kumanam Rajasekharan alleged the CPI-M was behind the attack, a charge denied by the district leadership of the left party.
RSS worker’s killing comes just two days after a BJP state office was attacked, following which CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son's house was attacked - all in Thiruvananthapuram. In fact, it all started on Thursday evening, with the defacing of a Left youth wing flag and soon escalated to houses of BJP and CPM workers being vandalised.