Visiting the family of the dead Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker, allegedly hacked to death by CPI-M activists; Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while condemning the attack said that Rajesh Edavakode “was slaughtered in the most barbaric manner” in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on June 29.

Addressing a gathering, Jaitley said that political killing in the state will not be able to succeed in suppress Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP)’s ideology.

“This kind of violence will neither suppress ideology in Kerala nor it will be able to scare our workers,” he said.

Speaking further the minister said that he visited the family of the deceased party worker and is saddened by ongoing violence against them.

Such incidents will only increase party’s determination to work harder against those who are perpetuating an operation against them, added Jaitley.


Comparing the Rajesh’s death with the Indian army men, Jaitley said that Rajesh’s wounds were worse than how Pakistan treats our soldiers. He also emphasized that the dead RSS worker belonged to a weaker section of the society and has left the family devastated.

The senior BJP leader arrived in Kerala, amid the ongoing political tensions in the state after RSS worker Rajesh Edavakode was brutally hacked to death in Kerala on 29th July.

Reportedly, the 34-year-old RSS worker’s died in a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram after his palms were chopped off in an assault.


 BJP had later accused CPI-M activists of his murder, also calling for state-wide shutdown the next day.

Earlier under-pressure Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan had called for peace meetings to be held in politically sensitive areas to control the growing insurgency.