KOZHIKODE: Former chief minister Oommen Chandy opined that guilt is preventing Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan from meeting Jishnu Pranoy’s mother Mahija and pacifying her, after he called on Jishnu’s protesting sister Avishna at her home in Valayam on Saturday. Avishna’s hunger strike entered the third day and her health is deteriorating. “The issue should be resolved at the earliest. Opposition is ready to support all initiatives without political motive,” he said.
When asked about the government advertisement clarifying that police had not used force on Mahija, Mr Chandy asked why the government failed to convince at least Mahija. Meanwhile, Avishna told the media that she would continue strike till all the accused were put in jail. “I am ready to die for my brother,” she told in a feeble voice. Jishnu’s house at Kallunira in Valayam became a hot-bed of activity with a battery of political leaders visiting there. Besides, scores of locals are visiting regularly to show their solidarity with Avishna. Police is stationed in the house apart from doctors.