Campaign in Mizoram to drive out 'radical Hindu' Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan

Rajasekharan, who replaced Lt Gen (retired) Nirbhay Sharma, had earlier served the BJP’s Kerala unit as its chief and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh as a pracharak. 

Published: 30th May 2018 05:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th May 2018 05:31 PM   |  A+A-

Mizoram Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan | Express Photo

Express News Service

GUWAHATI: A day after Kummanam Rajasekharan took over as the Governor of Mizoram on Tuesday, a campaign has been launched to drive the “radical Hindu” out of the state.

Rajasekharan, who replaced Lt Gen (retired) Nirbhay Sharma, had earlier served the BJP’s Kerala unit as its chief and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as a pracharak. 

The anti-corruption organisation-turned-political party, People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM), is spearheading the campaign. It appealed to all church organisations, political parties, NGOs and the people at large to join the campaign to oust the Governor.

“We all know that Mr. Kummanam Rajasekharan was newly sworn in as the Governor of our state. He is well-known for his anti-secularism that goes against the Indian Constitution. He has been a hardcore member of RSS, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Hindu Aikya Vedi; well known as being against Christian missionaries and Christians in general. He was the general convener of Nilakkal Action Council and was directly instrumental in the Nilakkal Hindu-Christian conflict of 1983,” PRISM said in a statement issued jointly by its president Vanlalruata and general secretary Lalrinzuala Chawngthu.

The statement added: “Rajasekharan was also one of the key accused when American Christian missionary, Joseph Cooper, was attacked and injured, and was actively involved in attempting to drive out about 50 Christian missionaries they had listed in 2003. He was the person who had asked the then Governor to take action against the then Chief Secretary when Kerala Chief Secretary delivered God’s word in the bicentenary celebration of Malankara Orthodox Church in 2015”. 

Stating that the people of poll-bound Mizoram do not want a person like Rajasekharan as their Governor, PRISM requested church organisations, political parties and NGOs “to take steps to make him leave Mizoram early”.

Rajasekharan’s swearing-in was preceded by protests. At least two organisations – Global Council of Indian Christians and PRISM – voiced their anger over the appointment.

“Ours is a Christian state and he is an RSS activist who is actively involved in various Hindu organisations. Assembly election in Mizoram will be held later this year and we have no doubt his appointment is an election tactic of the BJP. If he is there, the BJP will surely use him in its favour,” Vanlalruata told The New Indian Express.

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  • vatican meddling

    church is meddling in indian politics. stringent action must be taken against foreigners influencing innocent indian citizens. all conversion activities of naive indians under pretext of their welfare
    19 days ago reply
  • Abey

    So many previous Governors were from other religions in Mizoram. This looks like an election tactics by BJP to show that there is some kind of communalism in other states.
    19 days ago reply
  • Ak

    PRISM is doing religion based politics. Kummanam Rajasekharan is an Indian first and Mizoram is integral part of India which is a Hindu majority country. This is an example of #IntolerantChristians.
    19 days ago reply
  • nathan

    Christian state? Go to Rome.
    19 days ago reply
    • Schenck

      You better go home you little schumck
      19 days ago reply
  • Joseph Zacharias

    I think Kummanam Rajendran is a decent and honest person of proven integrity and simplicity of lifestyle. One should judge him by his performance and not on biased notions about him. Hopefully
    20 days ago reply
  • AJ

    christian vs hindu issue. Mizoram is christian majority state. Hindu votes are divided into dalit
    21 days ago reply
  • AJ

    Hindus should also demand hindu CM
    21 days ago reply
  • AJ

    Why use the word radical ? So what if he is from BJP. Why doing religion politics ?
    21 days ago reply
  • Anil singh

    So
    21 days ago reply
  • CB Tripathi

    This RSS man has been sent to Mizoram with a view to converting the local Mizo people to Hindutuva politically. He is not acquainted with the history of Mizos known earlier as Lushais. I don't think it will take long for him to leave the Raj Bhawan at Aizawl either before or after 2019.
    21 days ago reply
  • Karavadi Raghava Rao

    Only Churches are protesting. That can be ignored. Nowhere Governors can influence Voting Patterns.At the Most they can show Partiality when Hung Assemblies are formed.
    21 days ago reply
  • Raju

    PRiSM is surely communal. Centre shall take action to Ban them
    21 days ago reply
  • Joseph Zacharias

    Kummanam Rajendran is a decent and honest person. Hopefully
    21 days ago reply
  • Dr N SRIDHAR Shetty

    Sorry state of affair? India is a secular state.any individual can attain any post in a Democratic country. Roman Catholic Sony Gandhi was President of congress party chairman of UPA.she was chosen as PM candidate by UPA.was there objection by Hindus of Bharath.? Why have fear for these converted Indians.? Love your country and people.religion is not as Important as our country and people.
    22 days ago reply
    • Prakash Nayak

      Agree with Mr.Sridhar Shetty.
      19 days ago reply
    • suresh

      You are right but center should take wise decisions and avoid all this nuisance. It should be a priority for the governing bodies to look decent in their actions. But Modi and co are hell bent on dividing society for electoral gains. even if they do not mean harm
      19 days ago reply
  • P Somasundaran

    Where is Christian state in India
    22 days ago reply
  • Mohan

    Kummanam is highly educated and is a very honest person. I am sure the people of Mizoram will like him when he gets closer to them. The people of Mizoram are not at all communal. They are often referred as Rice Christians. The people from outside the state
    22 days ago reply
  • Ravichandran

    Let this christian ppl behave properly they don have any right to about secularism how dare they can tell Mizoram is christian state if they are interested to live happily with all sections os society let them live here or other wise they should go out of this state we can't allow these type of behaviour from christian
    22 days ago reply
  • Dr. Umasankar Mohanty

    There is nothing called a Christian state or Hindu state in India. This PRISM is building communalism. You can't move against the Governor just because he is Hindu. Really pathetic.
    22 days ago reply
  • keraleeyan

    This rajasekharan is a pappu in Kerala
    22 days ago reply
  • Chris

    Surely handiwork of Christian priests from Kerala working in the North-east. Apart from them who knows the antecedents of Kummanam? If he is replaced fissiparous section of Christian lobby would get bolder and the pressure tactics be repulsed forcefully get bad name to other Christians.
    23 days ago reply
  • Basheer

    Pls don’t send him back. We Keralites thought we are saved when this guy was send out of the state. Pls send him to Nagpur RSS HQ as Governor and not back to Kerala in any form. Pls remember
    23 days ago reply
    • Puru

      Basher
      21 days ago reply
  • lovely

    Policeman Robero of Mumbai is best
    23 days ago reply
  • Dr.c.p.janardhanan

    Ill motivated with malicious intention. They are not aware of his secular credentials. These parties are showing their real color of being intolerent !Let him be commented after 6 months !
    23 days ago reply
    • Ranjit Kumar

      A secular sanghi is an oxymoron.
      22 days ago reply
      • Rajesh

        Just like secular muslim or secular christian is an oxymoron. They believe that non-believers will go to hell. Only secular atheist or secular Hindu are non-oxymoron terms.
        19 days ago reply
  • Paul

    The issue is not about the governor being from a particular religion. The previous governor was also a Hindu...that said this person has been from a particular right wing organization. If the state is of a particular religion why antagonize them with a person known anti Christian agenda?? Normally these border sensitive states have people from the army as governors.
    23 days ago reply
    • RSS

      You are right - it's not because he is a hindu or muslim or christian. But
      19 days ago reply
    • Apattat

      So the current Prime Minister and President also have background in the same organization. So what do they want ..Secede from India ?
      22 days ago reply
  • Lu

    Good move.
    23 days ago reply
  • Sumesh Siavasankar

    Would be happy if POPE fits in this post :))
    23 days ago reply
  • Vidya

    Just one day and these christians want to drive him out!!! Then they pull long pious faces and preach tolerance.
    23 days ago reply
  • Vijai

    Around 85% of Indian population are Hindus. If we move in similar direction
    23 days ago reply
    • Vincent

      World's Highest Christian population
      20 days ago reply
  • Vijai

    No response from the kichadi group ( Sonia
    23 days ago reply
  • HOMER

    Where are the so called SECULARIST? Isn't this COMMUNALISM?
    23 days ago reply
  • HOMER

    Where are the so called SECULARIST? Isn't this COMMUNALISM?
    24 days ago reply
  • HOMER

    When Christians and Muslims unite against Hindus it's SECULARISM. When Hindus unite against conversions it's labeled COMMUNAL!
    24 days ago reply
  • Orlandos

    BjP is a radical Hindu party
    24 days ago reply
    • SHRIKUMAR

      Why BJP only
      22 days ago reply
    • Anurag

      Yes. True. Pagans were wiped out from Europe by BJP. BJP is running Joshua project to wipeout Hinduism from India. BJP is working like mad dogs to convert Hindus
      23 days ago reply
  • giridhar

    These news never appear in most of mainstream press. The mainstream press circulate fake news for example dadri lynching
    24 days ago reply
  • Chandra Ravikumar

    So
    24 days ago reply
  • Manoj

    1. He is a non-corrupt person who is not into any kind of criminal activities. The person is highly educated
    24 days ago reply
  • badri poondi

    Ok appoint a christian governor and help missionaries to make the state cent per cent christian and still call the state a part of secular India! RSS is not a bigot organisation by resisting the conversions
    24 days ago reply
    • suresh

      HA ha ha painting Kummanam with holy saffron paint!! So he can do whatever he did in KErala??
      23 days ago reply
  • Shumonto

    Centre must take up the issue & resolve it immediately
    24 days ago reply
  • Sudheer Thaakur

    what is a 'christian state' in a secular india?
    24 days ago reply
    • Anil Kumar Tandale

      Earlier years
      23 days ago reply
    • Malar

      Rightly said. If only India wasn't saved by BJP
      24 days ago reply
  • Pankaj jha

    You could be from any religion... A Hindu Muslim a sikh or a Christian... But if you are not a hindustan... You r not an Indian.
    24 days ago reply
    • Rtv Nair

      In BHARATH there is no Christian/Hindu/Muslim/Sikh state we r Hindusthanis or Bharatheeyar
      22 days ago reply
    • Jayagunalen Tirumal

      Keep live in denial....they are gradually expanding their geopolitical strategy to take over India....soon hindus will be minority in India....
      23 days ago reply
    • baburajan

      Please define hindustan and Indian clearly
      23 days ago reply
  • devadasan

    Nonsense. Will having 87% Christians will make Mizoram a Christian State? The can we claim India as a Hindu Rashtra as Hindus constitute 80% of Indian population?
    24 days ago reply
    • Ek Hindustani.

      Yes my friend time has come for all hindus to get united and to declare India as a Hindu Rashtra and drive out the outsiders out of the country
      23 days ago reply
    • Malar

      Very true. Christian missionaries should understand that India is a majority Hindu country and any Hindu can be appointed in any state as governor. It was a mistake of letting congress rule India under Sonia during which she has done a great damage to India's secularism.
      24 days ago reply
      • baburajan

        By way of murdeing the Australian missionary brutally and inhuuman way. is this the culture of India
        23 days ago reply
    • t.m.k.chari

      absolutely correct.drive these people out from india wherein 80 percent of indians are hindus.
      24 days ago reply
      • P mala

        Drive out to US or Canada
        23 days ago reply
      • baburajan

        Lynching is supported by the BJP government in truth but they say something the otherway. words and deeds should match.
        23 days ago reply
        • Deepak

          Why are you commenting from fake names? Don't you have balls to respond from your true name?
          19 days ago reply