AN RadhakrishnanThrissur: BJP leader AN Radhakrishnan has alleged that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Muslim League leader PK Kunhalikutty has conducted secret talks at a house in Valanchery on March 18.

"Four persons including Abdul Wahab MP participated in the meetings held to ensure the victory of Kunhalikutty. In the talks that lasted one and a half hours, Pinarayi assured Kunhalikutty that only a friendly contest will happen in Malappuram," Radhakrishnan said.

"CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan knew about this secret meeting. Hence, he said that the results of the Malappuram bypoll will be the evaluation of the state government," he added.