Both incumbent Chief Minister Sonowal and Health Minister Sarma were on Friday called to New Delhi by the BJP central leadership, apparently to discuss the leadership issue in Assam.
A two-page statement reportedly issued by Dandakarnya Special Zonal Committee of the CPI (Maoists) said the abducted jawan 'will be safe in their custody' and would be handed over to the police after mediation.
CM Pinarayi Vijayan said the nuns were forcefully removed from the train by the police following a complaint from the Bajrang Dal members alleging that the two girls were being taken for forceful religious conversion.
Shah made the oblique reference while addressing the conclusion of BJP's Vijaya Yatra in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. Shooting a slew of questions at Pinarayi Vijayan, he asked whether a suspicious death was properly probed!
Shah had in his speech on Sunday also mentioned about a "mysterious death related to the gold smuggling case", to which Vijayan said the matter will be probed if the Home Minister provided more details about such an incident.