Attacking the CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala for the increasing attacks against BJP-RSS workers, Union minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday alleged that incidents of violence always increased in the state, whenever the LDF came to power.
He also charged that the political opponents of the ruling dispensation were being killed in a most “brutal and barbaric” manner in the state and added that it was the state government’s responsibility to ensure that those indulging in violence were brought to book.
Here the highlights from the press conference by Arun Jaitley at 4:15 PM in Kerala:
#Awards would've been returned,parl wouldn't have been allowed to function&campaigns would've been carried out within&outside country:Jaitley
#Let's assume if the kind of political violence in Kerala had taken place in BJP or NDA ruled state, what would've happened?: FM Jaitley
#Political will & determination by state Govt needed to discipline its own cadres rather than let them loose on political opponents: Jaitley
#I pray that this environment doesn't continue for long, hope state Govt takes action against recurrence of any such incident:Jaitley
#Police is expected to be fair, if these two things don't happen then environment of violence won't end: Union Minister Arun Jaitley
#It is the responsibility of the state to ensure that perpetrators of these crimes are brought to book: Union Minister Arun Jaitley
#The kinds of wounds inflicted on Rajesh would have embarrassed even terrorists: Arun Jaitley on attacks on RSS members in Kerala
#Sad that every time LDF is in power, incidents of violence increase. You have political opponents being killed: Arun Jaitley in Kerala
Earlier in on Friday, Jaitley met the relatives of deceased RSS karyakarta Rajesh Edavakode in Thiruvananthapuram. Rajesh was murdered in Kozhikode. While addressing a gathering, Jaitley said this kind of violence will neither suppress ideology in Kerala nor it will be able to scare their workers.
He said it will only strengthen their determination to work harder against those who are perpetuating these kinds of operations in the state.
The senior party leader condemned such violence and said: "even enemies would not be as brutal as those were involved in the murder."
He said Rajesh was an ideal karyakarta and he was the lobe bread earner of his family.
This kind of violence will neither suppress ideology in Kerala nor it will be able to scare our workers: Arun Jaitley in Thiruvananthapuram pic.twitter.com/8Xm1QThBkQ— ANI (@ANI_news) August 6, 2017
Several clashes took place between BJP-RSS activists and CPM activists in last month.
It will only increase their determination to work harder against those who are perpetuating this operation: A Jaitley in Thiruvananthapuram— ANI (@ANI_news) August 6, 2017