The meeting was held against the backdrop of recent political violence in the state.

CPI M and BJP-RSS meet in Kannur to broker peace vow to keep political violence in check
news Politics Saturday, August 05, 2017 - 15:45

After a slew of political attacks in Thiruvananthapuram last week, state-level leaders of the CPI (M), BJP and RSS have held discussions to keep a lid on the political violence in the state.  

Members of CPI (M) including party secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan, BJP State President Kummanam Rajasekharan and RSS leader Gopalankutty took part in a peace meeting held in Kannur on Saturday.

The meeting was convened against the backdrop of multiple attacks on BJP offices, houses of CPI (M) leaders and the murder of an RSS worker in Thiruvananthapuram recently. 

According to reports, members of both the parties agreed to take measures to curb political attacks. While the state-level leaders will instruct their respective party cadres to refrain from resorting to violence, the cadres would also be strictly asked not to blow up sensitive situations, in case they arise. 

To convey the decisions taken at the meeting, another meeting of regional members will be convened within ten days, say reports.

Following the meeting, Kodiyeri told reporters that the meeting with RSS and BJP leaders was cordial. 

"No CPI (M) party member will resort to violence. We will convey the message to all party cadres soon," Kodiyeri said. 

Meanwhile, BJP's Kummanam too, told reporters that the party will cooperate with all efforts to restore peace in the state.  

Following the recent attacks in the capital city, several peace meets have been scheduled in multiples districts, including Kannur, Kottayam and Thiruvananthapuram where attacks have been reported. 

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