R. Balakrishnapilla lands in trouble after controversial speech

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016,14:27 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Former state minister and Kerala Congress (B) leader R Balakrishna Pillai has landed in trouble for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Muslim and Christian communities, with state police initiating a probe against him.

Police have started a probe based on three complaints. Police said further proceedings against Pillai would be initiated only after examining the audio and video footages of the controversial speech.

Soon after Pillai’s alleged remarks came out in the media, triggering protests from various sections in society, especially from minority community organisations, the KC(B) leader denied the charges. He reportedly made the speech recently at his home town Pathanapuram in Kollam district at a meeting of Nair Service Society (NSS), an organisation of the forward Nair community in the state.

Condemning the speech, Muslim outfits sought strong action against him for hurting their religious sentiments and alleged it was aimed at igniting communal tension in society.