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CPM: RSS Trying to Get Political Mileage

Published: 02nd September 2014 06:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd September 2014 06:16 AM   |  A+A-

KANNUR: Alleging that the RSS was using Sreekrishna Jayanti celebrations to instil communal hatred among children, the CPM is planning a district-level campaign against Janmashtami processions in the district.

A statement issued by the CPM district committee on Monday said that the RSS was using Balagokulam and the Sree Krishna Jayanti processions to rake up communal passions in young minds. RSS is using religious rituals for political mileage and the public should be warned against the ‘catch them young’ strategy of the RSS, the statement said.

While RSS pursues its communal agenda with renewed vigour after the accession of Narendra Modi to power, the Congress is keeping quiet against their communal designs. The Congress party should make their stand clear on these divisive attempts, the statement said.

The district committee of the CPM held here on Monday decided to hold a door-to-door campaign against the Sreekrishna Jayanti processions organised under the aegis of the RSS in the district. The three-day campaign will begin on September 8 across the district.

Dawn-to-dusk Hartal in State Today

Kozhikode: The RSS will observe a state-wide dawn-dusk hartal on Tuesday in protest against the murder of Elamthottil Manoj. The hartal will not affect essential services, including distribution of milk and newspapers. In a statement issued here on Monday, RSS Kerala chief P Gopalankutty said, “Two murders occurred in Kannur after CPM general secretary Pinarayi Vijayan’s statement that CPM’s Kannur model should be followed to block the functioning of the RSS. By killing a senior RSS leader of Kannur, the CPM has resumed political murder in the district. The RSS strongly condemns this ghastly killing.” Gopalankutty said the hartal had been called as part of staging protest in a democratic way. 

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