THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Challenging the BJP-RSS leadership to prove its allegations that Kerala has become the centre of jihadi and anti-national activities, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said Amit Shah’s attempt is to create clashes in Kerala. By taking out a march over non-existing issues, Shah & Co is trying to create clashes in the state. Addressing a meet-the-press organised by the KUWJ here on Tuesday, Kodiyeri said BJP’s ‘Jana Raksha Yatra’ could be re-christened as ‘Jana Droha Yatra’.
‘Amit Shah’s march like goat munching on leaves’
Likening Amit Shah’s march to goat munching on leaves, Kodiyeri said Shah’s march is an insult to the history of political marches in the state. “He starts his ‘padayatra’ from Payyannor, goes to Pilathara, and takes rest. A day later he again begins journey from Mambram to Thalassery. He walks and takes rest, again walks and takes rest, like goats munching on leaves. I haven’t seen such a march so far,” Kodiyeri said taking a dig at the BJP national president.
He criticised BJP leader Prakash Javadekar’s statement terming the CPM as ‘Communist Party Maoist.’ Listing out the details of political killings in the state since 1970, the CPM leader asked Shah to clarify whether they were carried out by Maoists. The BJP is trying to portray Kerala as a place where Hindus cannot survive.“There were many senior RSS leaders living here. Prominent people from Hindu religion live here without any issues. Veteran RSS leader P Parameswaran lives here. He has never said he cannot survive here,” Kodiyeri said.
‘No’ to terrorism
There’s no compromise with any kind of terrorism, said Kodiyeri. Terrorism, irrespective of religion, would be opposed. The BJP’s attempt is to portray the state as a jihadi centre to destabilise the Left Government here.
Making it categorically clear that the CPM won’t have any truck with the BDJS, Kodiyeri said the BDJS should be dissolved. They should take the task of creating awareness on Sree Narayana Dharma. It was a suicidal move for the BDJS to align with the BJP. The CPM has already decided that it will not align with any caste/community-based political parties. Normally, nobody would align with the RSS. The Sangh Parivar has no connect with Narayana Guru’s teachings.
CPM’s political line
Amendments to the CPM’s political line will not be an individual decision, but a call to be taken at the Party Congress, said CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. The process of discussion on the political resolution has begun and it will be given a final shape in the central committee meet in January. Responding to questions, Kodiyeri said the politburo has begun discussions, which will continue through the CC meet from October 14-16, the next PB meet in December and would be given final shape in the CC meet in January.
“It would be translated to various languages and circulated among cadre. Based on the final discussions the Party Congress will finalise the amendments,” he said. To another question on the West Bengal CPM’s proposal for truck with the Congress, he said there’s no specific state-centric proposal by each state unit. Only the Party Congress will decide on the party policy, he said.