Vijayan dismisses death threat, Yechury questions Modi

Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday made it clear that he was not bothered by a RSS leader’s offer of Rs 1 crore to have him killed.

“The RSS in the past has taken the heads of others but I have to move around and I will,” said Vijayan in his characteristic style.

But CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence after Madhya Pradesh RSS leader Kundan Chandrawat

declared a bounty of Rs 1 crore for beheading Vijayan.

Holding Vijayan responsible for the killing of 300 RSS activists in Kerala, Chandrawat said on Wednesday he will give away his entire property worth over Rs 1 crore to whoever kills the Marxist veteran.

The statement was made at Ujjain in the presence of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Chintaman Malviya, BJP MLA Mohan Yadav and other RSS leaders.

The video of the RSS leader making the remarks at Ujjain have gone viral.

On Thursday, Chandrawat said he did not regret his remarks even as the Kerala unit of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh claimed Chandrawat did not speak for the RSS.

Kerala RSS unit leader J. Nandakumar said: “The RSS never speaks in such a manner and we strongly condemn it.

“We have always followed the policy of engaging in democratic forms of protests. We will continue to do that against the attacks that the CPI-M in Kerala has launched on us.”

Yechury said: “RSS reveals its true colours as a terrorist outfit. Will the PM and his government stop remaining silent?”

The CPI-M said in a separate statement: “The frustration of RSS is coming out in the open. CPI-M condemns it and demands quick action.

“Will the BJP-led government in (Madhya Pradesh) and at the Centre take any action against them? Will they come out and condemn it?

“If no, then it is clear which ideology they are propagating and whose government it is,” it said.

–IANS

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