Political killings in Kerala: Jaitley visits home of slain RSS worker

Union defence minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday arrived here and visited the home of slain RSS worker S L Rajesh.

Published: 06th August 2017 01:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th August 2017 02:36 PM   |  A+A-

Union Home Minister Arun Jaitley visiting slain RSS Leader Rajesh's residence at Sreekariyam in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. | (BP Deepu | EPS)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a move to bring the CPM-BJP/RSS killings in Kerala in the national spotlight, union defence minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday arrived here and visited the home of slain RSS worker S L Rajesh.

Jaitley, who reached here at 11.15 am was received at the airport by Kerala BJP leaders led by state president Kummannam Rajasekharan, Rajeev Chandrasekhar MP, O Rajagopal MLA, V Muraleedharan, MT Ramesh and PC Thomas, former union minister.

Jaitley spent time with the family of Rajesh, who was murdered recently allegedly by the CPM activists. The union minister will attend a commemoration meeting in the afternoon, before he returns to New Delhi, in the evening.

The killings by CPM and BJP/RSS workers, which were confined largely to Kannur district, recently moved to the state capital. 

Top leaders of both CPM and BJP, led by Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and Kummanam respectively, held peace talks on Saturday and vowed to continue the peace efforts. It was also decided to try and bring peace to the lower rungs of both the parties.


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