CPM, RSS Not Sincere About Ending Political Violence, Says Sudheeran

I welcome their call for talks, but it appears that the call is just for publicity without any sincerity, he said

Published: 05th January 2016 04:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th January 2016 04:47 AM   |  A+A-

KASARGOD: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the CPM are not sincere in ending political violence in Kerala, and the attack on two BJP workers at Aichur in Kannur proves that, said Congress state chief V M Sudheeran.

"I welcome their call for talks, but it appears that the call is just for publicity without any sincerity," he said during an interaction with reporters ahead of his statewide tour being launched from Kasargod on Monday.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had offered to hold talks with the CPM to end political violence in Kannur, which was welcomed by the communist party's leader Pinarayi Vijayan with a rider that the RSS-BJP combine should end the violence first.

However, on Sunday night, a bus driver and BJP worker, Udaya Kumar, 40, was hacked while he was on the last trip of the day. He is admitted to a hospital. Earlier in the evening, bombs were hurled at two CPM workers -- Shamesh, 24, and O K Rajesh, 30, at Pallipoyil in Kannur district.

Shamesh suffered serious injuries on his left leg in the explosion.

Sudheeran said that though the CPM proclaimed to be against fascism, it unleashed political violence in the state.

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