The Italian marines' issue is threatening to rock ties between India and Italy... We have to deal with the case in accordance with the law of our land. Two innocent fishermen were killed without any provocation. The accused will have to face murder charges. No other country will allow killers to go scot-free.
Many say Kerala's adamant posture is posing a big problem. What is the way out?It is not true. Officials of Italy did not complain about this. Even the arrested marines are satisfied with our arrangements.
The savage murder of the CPM rebel has brought shame to the state?True. We have to put an end to the politics of intolerance. My government is committed to doing this, especially in the Malabar areas.
Kerala is in the midst of another by-election?Yes, Neyyattinkara will be the repeat of Piravom (a bypoll in which UDF won).