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RSS member Rajesh hacked to death in Kerala: Arun Jaitley to visit slain worker's house on 6 August

Thiruvananthapuram: Union minister Arun Jaitley will visit the house of slain RSS functionary Rajesh, hacked to death by a gang near Thiruvananthapuram on 6 August.

Jaitley would also visit the houses of BJP ward councillors, which were attacked allegedly by CPM activists in various parts of Thiruvanathapuram last week, a BJP statement said on Thursday.

File image of Arun Jaitley. AFP

File image of Arun Jaitley. AFP

The finance minister is visiting the state in the wake of increasing attacks on BJP-RSS workers allegedly by the activists of ruling CPM, the statement said.

A series of clashes between CPM and BJP-RSS activists had rocked Thiruvanathauram last week, which culminated in the killing of Rajesh.

He was hacked to death by a gang, allegedly led by a history-sheeter, on 29 June. His left arm was chopped off and there were several other injuries all over his body.

The BJP had alleged that CPM was behind the murder, a charge denied by the ruling party.

"Jaitley will hold discussions with state BJP leaders on the issue. BJP MPs had visited the Union home minister seeking the Centre's intervention in this regard the other day," the statement said.

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi also raised the issue of attack against BJP workers in Parliament recently, it added.

Governor P Sathasivam had summoned Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and DGP Loknath Behara to ascertain the action taken by the government following the killing of the RSS worker.

The government also decided to convene an all-party meeting on 6 August to check political violence.

Updated Date: Aug 03, 2017 20:20 PM

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