RSS and BJP disown Chandravath's remarks against CM Pinarayi Vijayan; condemns statement

Ujjain based RSS leader Kundan Chandravath had made a provocative announcement of Rs one crore bounty on the head of Kerala’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Published: 02nd March 2017 10:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd March 2017 01:48 AM   |  A+A-

Ujjain based RSS leader Kundan Chandravath made a provocative announcement of Rs one crore bounty on Pinarayi Vijayan. (PTI)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after Ujjain based Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Kundan Chandravath made a provocative announcement of Rs one crore bounty on the head of Kerala’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the party’s national leadership has come out with a statement condemning it--stating it was not the opinion of the Sangh.

In a statement issued here on Thursday, RSS Akhil Bharteeya Saha Prachar Pramukh J Nandakuamr said that Sangh does not believe in Himsa (violence).

"Despite the CPM's repeated attack on RSS cadres, Sangh's responses had always been democratic. The statement made in Ujjain is not that of the RSS. Sangh has no tradition of using such a language or following such style. Sangh vehemently condemns the statement," Nandakumar said.

He said the nationwide protest organised against CPM violence had received massive popular support. Not only the Sangh but various other organisations have come out in solidarity against CPM, he added.

Nandakumar said Sangh would continue to register its protest against CPM violence in a democratic manner.

Close on the heels of RSS, the state BJP also has come out rejecting RSS leader’s statement.

In a statement issued here, AN Radhakrishnan, general secretary of BJP’s state unit said, “BJP strongly believes in democracy. Even when hundreds of BJP workers were killed, BJP had not deviated from its democratic style of functioning. BJP still believes that any one opposing it could be transformed through ideas. 

“The people of Kerala know that which party is protecting the killers. CPM had inducted murderers in the cabinet. CPM should keep away from attacking the BJP in the name of the statement," Radhakrishnan said.

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