BJP, CPI-M discusses maintaining political decorum

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New Delhi, Mar 11 (UNI) A day after clashes between BJP and CPI(M) cadres in Delhi and other places, the two parties have initiated an informal process of stopping attacks on each others office.

Leaders of the two parties discussed the issue informally. The BJP told the CPI-M that Kerala Chief Minister V S Achutanandan will personally look into the issue of attacks and counter attacks on RSS cadres in Kannur and surrounding areas.

The BJP wants ''peace and political decorum'' to be maintained in public life but if the ruling party cadres are not reigned in and criminal elements restrained, Bangalore type of incidents are bound to happen, a top leader said hinting at the RSS attacks on the residence of State CPI-M Secretary V G K Nair.

The CPI-M initially was not in favour of any such probe as it would mean undermining an influential leader of its stock who also happens to be the Home Minister of the state. But the BJP insisted that they would accept nothing less than Chief Minister's intervention to assure its workers safety for their lives, family members and property.

The CPI-M leaders have hinted that they may allow Kerala CM to intervene for maitaining peace and normalcy in the area and other parts, sources said.

Senior CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury and BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu are believed to be involved in the informal exercise between the two parties.

The issue rocked both Houses of Parliament yesterday resulting in acrimonious exchanges. The BJP had demanded the visit of All Party Parliamentary delegation to Kannur for providing a base for discussion in Parliament.

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