Union minister Arun Jaitley lashed out at the Communist Party of India (CPI) and at the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala, for the slew of political murders that are occurring in the state. Earlier, he consoled the family members of Rajesh Edavakode, who was brutally hacked to death by Left party activists. Referring to the brutal way Rajesh was killed, Jaitley said that even terrorists would be ashamed of it. He called for booking cases against the culprits and taking deterrent action. The police should be fair, he said.