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Hindu Aikyavedi leader kicks up row

Political News, National (Kochi), September 11:- A row has erupted in Kerala over a Sangh Parivar outfit leader’s suggestion, urging secular writers in the state to conduct “Mrityunjaya Homam”, held for ensuring longevity, while referring to the recent death of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh in Karnataka.

Her speech was flayed by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Congress leaders.

Apparently referring to allegations seeking to link the killing of Gauri to the BJP or people following its ideology, Hindu Aikyavedi state president K P Sasikala on Friday had said there was no need for them to indulge in such acts.

She alleged that Congress in Karnataka was capitalising on such issues and said the party “is facing continuous electoral defeats”.

Sasikala urged secular writers in Kerala to conduct ‘Mrutyunjaya homam’ at Lord Shiva temples to save them from meeting similar fate of Lankesh.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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