Decision on all-party meet tomorrow: Kerala CM

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Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 9 (UNI) Declining to convene an all-party meet immediately on the political violence in Kannur, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan today said a decision would be taken tomorrow after discussing the matter with Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.

''At present, there is no such situation to call an all party meet. When I spoke to the Home Minister, he said the situation is improving. A decision on the all party meet will be taken after holding talks with him,'' he told newspersons soon after his arrival from Delhi.

He said the government was taking efforts to restore peace in Kannur.

Asked if the police had failed to maintain peace in Kannur, Mr Achuthanandan said soon after the reports of violence reached the police, senior officials rushed to the spot and even DGP Raman Srivastava was in Kannur. ''It is said that the political parties were not allowing the police to inspect their offices,'' he added.

Asked if there was an intelligence failure, he said he would discuss all the aspects with the Home Minister.

Condemning the attack on the AKG Bhawan, the national CPI(M) headquarters in Delhi, by alleged RSS workers, he said ''the BJP, which was attacking minorities, has now turned towards political parties.'' UNI PN SJ KK BD1930

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