Funeral of Kerala CPI-M leader Balakrishnan to be held on Monday
October 02, 2022  13:19
The funeral of Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo member and former party state secretary, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan will be held at Payyambalam beach in Kannur on Monday, the party said. 

Senior CPI-M leader and Kannur district secretary MV Jayarajan said the mortal remains of Balakrishnan will be kept at Thalassery town hall for the public to pay homage. 

"We expect that the body will be brought to Kannur in the afternoon. The party leaders will receive the body and take out a procession to Thalassery town hall where the public can pay homage," Jayarajan told the media in Kannur on Sunday. 

He said a procession from the airport will be received at 14 points along the route to Thalassery. 

"The body will be taken to Thalassery in a transparent vehicle so that people along the route get to see the comrade one last time. We request the people along this route not to visit Thalassery town hall after this in order to reduce the crowd and to avoid traffic blocks," Jayarajan said. 

The Marxist party leader said the body will be taken to Balakrishnan's house late in the night for the family and relatives to pay their respects. -- PTI
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