- "An all-party meeting will be convened on August 6 in Thiruvananthapuram," Pinarayi Vijayan said
- "It has been decided that meeting between leaders of all political parties be held and it will be done district wise"
- As Pinarayi arrived at the venue, he asked a group of mediapersons to leave immediately
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has condemned the recent killing of the RSS worker in Thiruvananthapuram and called for an all-party meeting on August 6 in the backdrop of the recent political violence in the state.
"An all-party meeting will be convened on August 6 in Thiruvananthapuram. Peace meetings will be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam and Kannur," Pinarayi said after meeting with BJP and RSS leaders at the Mascot Hotel in th state capital on Monday.
"It's sure that some unfortunate incidents have happened in the state. Due to this it has been decided that meeting between leaders of all political parties be held and it will be done district wise," he added.
The CM said that party offices and workers' houses shouldn't come under attack, and that political parties should be more vigilant and ask its workers to keep away from such incidents.
BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan, MLA and former Union minister of state O Rajagopal and RSS leader P Gopalankutty attended the meeting called by the CM. CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan was also in attendance.
As Pinarayi arrived at the venue, he asked a group of mediapersons - who were present to take video footage before commencement of the meeting - to leave immediately.
"Get out," the CM told the mediapersons, before turning to the hostel staff "Who allowed them in here?"
Kerala governor P Sathasivam had summoned Pinarayi and DGP Loknath Behara on Sunday over the murder of RSS activist Rajesh. Pinarayi and Behera met the governor separately after they were summoned by the Raj Bhavan to ascertain the action taken following recent violent incidents including the murder of the 34-year-old on July 29.
The state had been witnessing a series of violent incidents allegedly involving RSS and CPM workers with the capital rocked by incidents of attacks on houses of rival partymen in the past few days.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:03 PM