RSS is attacking us, says CPI-M

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The RSS is accusing the Left of attacking its cadres in Kerala while in reality it is the Hindu rightwing group which is on an aggressive mode, the CPI-M said on Tuesday.

The Communist Party of India-Marxist said the RSS had repeated its fabricated charge against the CPI-M and its “so-called” violence against the RSS activists in Kerala.

“The truth is the other way around,” the CPI-M said in a statement.

It said that since the LDF government took office three months ago, as many as five CPI-M workers have been killed and around 300 of its members injured in “brutal attacks launched by the RSS”.

It said 35 offices of the party had been attacked and destroyed and 80 houses of party workers were attacked and damaged.

“The sheer volume of these concerted and planned attacks exposes the perfidy that the RSS is resorting to,” it said.

The CPI-M accused the RSS of seeking “through such politics of violence and terror to sharpen communal polarization in predominantly Muslim populated areas of northern Kerala to increase its following amongst the people.

“These are standard RSS tactics of seeking to expand its influence through the unleashing of violence and terror leading to sharpening communal polarization.”

It added: “While it is clear that it is the RSS which is mounting large-scale attacks against the CPI(M) all over Kerala, it is fallaciously seeking to portray itself as the victim.”