“Not to clash with the Sangh Parivar outfits”

Chennai: The CPI(M) on Friday alleged that an anonymous letter, threatening Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan “not to clash with the Sangh Parivar outfits”, has been received in Kanyakumari ahead of his visit there next week for party events, and sought police action.

In a letter to Tamil Nadu DGP TK Rajendran, CPI(M) state secretary G Ramakrishnan said the letter had no names or addresses, but asked Vijayan “not to clash with the Sangh Parivar outfits”.

“The letter warned the Kerala Chief Minister not to clash with the Sangh Parivar outfits. A complaint has been filed with the district SP, but no action seems to have been taken on it by the police so far,” said Ramakrishnan.

Vijayan is scheduled to address a public meeting at Nagercoil on November 9 and flag off a farmers’ rally the next day from Kanyakumari, bordering Kerala, he added.

The letter also threatened to “blow up” the local party offices of the CPI(M), Ramakrishnan said and urged for the DGP’s intervention in nabbing the culprits.

Kerala has recently seen a spate of murders of RSS and CPI(M) activists with each side blaming the other for the violence.

Vijayan had even accused the RSS of “unleashing violence” in his hometown of Pinarayi in Kannur district even as the BJP had alleged that the Kerala Chief Minister was “spreading lies to cover up the political violence”.