THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Bharatiya Hindu Sena’s alleged attack on Sitaram Yechury at AKG Bhavan is a suicidal move by the Sangh Parivar, CPM veteran V S Achuthanandan has said.
The organisation behind the attack should be banned in India, VS said on Wednesday.
“Hindu communal organisations of various hues are hiding inside the Trojan horse of BJP. The Sangh Parivar stance of intolerance towards other religions and political parties has got exposed with the attempt to attack Yechury,” he said.
Achuthanandan said those who conspired behind the attack should be brought before the law.
Left movement cannot be suppressed: Kanam
CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran has strongly condemned the attack on Sitaram Yechury. “The fact the attackers went to AKG Bhavan makes it more grave. The attack was carried out by Sangh Parivar supporters,” Kanam said. "The attack against Yechury is part of the intolerance towards those who oppose Sangh Parivar and criticise the Union government’s policies. The Left movement cannot be suppressed by such attacks,” Kanam said.
‘A challenge towards democracy’
Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala strongly condemned the incident and termed the attacks by the Sangh Parivar and its supporters a challenge towards democracy. Only those who cannot fight ideas with ideas opt for physical attack. It gives a clear indication when Narendra Modi is the Prime Minister those who have a different ideology will be attacked irrespective of who they are, he said.
BJP, RSS have no role in incident : Kummanam
BJP state chief Kummanam Rajasekharan on Wednesday condemned the attempt to manhandle Sitaram Yechury and said no leader of a political party should be physically assaulted in a democracy. He said the BJP’s stand has always been against such violence. The BJP or RSS has no role in the incident. He said the police had confirmed the assailants as Hindu Sena workers, who revealed the statements by Yechury and other CPM leaders against the Army had provoked them.
M A Baby alleges RSS hand
CPM politburo member M A Baby alleged the attack on Sitaram Yechury was RSS’ handiwork. “The attackers claimed it was in protest against the CPM’s criticism of the armed forces. BJP state chief Kummanam Rajasekharan had come out with a similar argument which shows both harbour the same view,” he said. Baby said the CPM alone has taken a clear stand against the RSS which has resulted in rising attacks by Sangh Parivar on the party.
‘Delhi police did not act on warnings’
CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Wednesday lambasted the attack on Sitaram Yechury. “The attack followed the RSS-BJP leaders’ announcement they will not let the CPM to function. The Delhi Police, under the Ministry of Home Affairs, failed to take pre-emptive steps based on Kerala Police warnings on possible attack on the Kerala House and AKG Bhavan,” he said.