Also on Sunday, the CPM organised a sit-in protest in front of the Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the Governor P Sathasivam, asking Jaitley to also visit the families of its cadres allegedly killed by BJP and RSS workers.
Jaitley said his visit was meant to "express solidarity with the victims, " and blamed the state police for remaining silent spectators to the violence. "The workers of Kerala are not alone, the whole nation is with you".
On the alleged irregularities connected with MCI clearance to a private medical college involving a BJP functionary in Kerala, Jaitley said the state BJP had taken prompt action against the worker.
The minister complained that had some something similar happened in a BJP-ruled state, there would have been a hue and cry. "Hence, as a representative of the Union government, he should have shown the courtesy of visiting those who were killed by the RSS", said the CPM state secretary.
Jailey's visit in Kerala comes after the BJP raised questions regarding rising lynching cases targeted at RSS workers in the parliament claiming that "Kerala has become a killing field".
"We will not forget this heinous act".
They explained to Jaitley the concern expressed by family members, including the widow of 34-year old Rajesh, who was hacked to death on July 29 by a gang led by an alleged history-sheeter here.Читайте также: IT Department raids Karnataka minister Shivakumar's kin's house
However, police records with details of every political murder in Kerala between 2000 and 2017, which were accessed exclusively by NDTV, indicate that both parties are to be blamed nearly equally for this state of anarchy.
While speaking on the occasion, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said Jaitley's visit was politically motivated and he came to execute the RSS leadership's agenda.
The minister also slammed double-standards adopted by critics of the BJP on the issue of political violence in Kerala.
Jaitley said: "Houses of political workers and swayamsevaks have been attacked and the police in Kerala behaved like a silent spectator".
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had called on Vijayan to nab the perpetrators and bring them to justice expeditiously.
On Friday, the National Human Rights Commission had sent notices to the Kerala government and the director general of police about the gruesome political violence in the state, PTI reported.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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