Brinda Karat hits out at Arun Jaitley for his speech in Kerala
Union finance and defence minister Arun Jaitley asked the CPI(M)-led Kerala government on Sunday to take immediate steps to end ‘the politics of annihilation’ and allow the opposition to function freely.india Updated: Aug 07, 2017 18:52 IST
CPI(M) politburo member Brinda Karat on Monday criticised Union minister Arun Jaitley for his speech in Kerala and alleged that it had hit the peace process initiated by the state government there.
Jaitley had on Sunday urged the Kerala government to put an end to the “politics of annihilation” and allow the opposition to function freely.
Karat, who was in Dhanbad to attend a party meet, told reporters that the Union finance minister’s speech in Thiruvananthapuram was beneath the dignity of a central minister and claimed that it had provoked the people of Kerala to trigger an unrest in the state.
She alleged that since the BJP had “failed to break” the CPI(M) “through money and muscle power” in Kerala, it was now resorting to killing the cadre of the Left party “with the help of the RSS”.
Karat alleged that the law-and-order situation was “worse” in the BJP-ruled states, compared to Kerala.
“Records show that political killings have increased in a state like Uttar Pradesh among others,” she claimed.
First Published: Aug 07, 2017 18:52 IST