Karnataka Government on Friday beefed up security for Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who is scheduled to participate in a Communal Harmony program being organized in Mangaluru (Mangalore) by his party, Communist Party of India (Marxist).
The security has been beefed up in view of the threats by Viswa Hindu Parishad, an outfit of the Rashrtiya Swayamsevak Sangh to block him during his visit to the place when the organisation had called for a trade strike in the southern most district of Karnataka that borders Kerala’s Kasargod district.
The Chief Minister said he was unfazed by the threats and would participate in the function. The Karnataka Government deployed a huge contingent of police force for security cover. A few days ago, the area witnessed tension owing to clashes between the supporters of the BJP and the LDF.