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Brinda Karat hits out at Jaitley for his speech in Kerala

Press Trust of India  |  Dhanbad (J'khand) 

CPI(M) politburo member today criticised Union minister for his speech in and alleged that it had hit the peace process initiated by the state there.

Jaitley had yesterday urged the to put an end to the "politics of annihilation" and allow the opposition to function freely.

Karat, who was here to attend a party meet, told reporters that the Union minister's speech in Thiruvananthapuram was beneath the dignity of a central minister and claimed that it had provoked the people of to trigger an unrest in the state.

She alleged that since the 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

"Records show that political killings have increased in a state like among others," she claimed.

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First Published: Mon, August 07 2017. 17:48 IST