Thiruvananthapuram: RMP leader and widow of slain leader T P Chandrasekharan, K K Rema, who has been on an indefinite fast for the last four days seeking a CBI probe into the conspiracy behind TP murder called off her fast on Friday.
Talking to reporters here, RMP leaders said that the decision was taken at a ‘crucial’ RMP meeting following the Chief Minister’s announcement that the government had decided in principle to seek CBI probe into the 'conspiracy' behind the murder.
RMP state secretary N Venu said that the Chief Minister should take the decision immediately.
"In view of the Government's decision Rema is ending her fast. We take the Chief Minister's assurance seriously. This struggle for justice has become a landmark one in the history of the state and we thank all those who extended support to us," Venu told reporters at the fast venue.
Rema began the indefinite fast in front of the secretariat here demanding CBI probe in the case on February 3.
Announcing the government decision during a cabinet briefing, the Chief Minister had requested Rema to call off the fast that entered the fifth day Friday.
However, he said government had to complete certain technical, legal and other procedures to formally order a CBI probe into the issue. The Chief Minister said government is in favour of any probe into the murder of Chandrasekharan, a 'heinous' one in the political history of the state.