RSS, BJP escalating violence in Kerala: CPI-M

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Claiming that six of its activists have been killed and scores of others injured since the LDF returned to power in Kerala, the CPI-M on Friday alleged that it was in fact the leftist parties that were at the receiving end of “murderous attacks” by the RSS and its related outfits.

Condemning Thursday’s bomb blast near a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) public meeting in Kannur, the party called upon the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to immediately stop such violent attacks.

“This attack by the BJP-RSS hoodlums once again nails the lie that it is the RSS-BJP which is at the receiving end of violent attacks in Kerala, particularly in Kannur district,” the CPI-M politburo said in a statement.

Earlier on Wednesday, BJP National General Secretary P. Muraleedhar Rao had called on Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam to apprise him of what he called “escalating violence unleashed by the CPI-M workers on their (BJP-RSS) cadres”.

“The fact is that in Kerala, it is the CPI-M and other constituents of the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) that have been at the receiving end of the murderous attacks mounted by the RSS and its outfits.

“In the short duration that the current LDF government has been in office, as many as six CPI-M workers have been killed and scores of its other members injured; party offices and houses of its members have been attacked and destroyed in brutal attacks launched by the RSS,” said the CPI-M.

“The politburo calls upon the RSS-BJP combine to immediately stop such violent attacks,” it added.

The LDF led by the CPI-M returned to power in the southern state after the May 2015 assembly elections.

–IANS

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