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An­ni­hi­la­tion of po­lit­i­cal ad­ver­saries is CPM pol­icy, RSS leader tells

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

Quot­ing for­mer DGP, Ker­ala’s FM Thomas Isaac has said that more CPM mem­bers have been killed in the last decade than BJP and RSS work­ers. Your com­ments? The po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence in Ker­ala should not be at­trib­uted to CPM-RSS alone. It is CPM vs the rest. In ev­ery po­lit­i­cal mur­der in the state, CPM is in­volved. The vic­tims in­clude the work­ers of Congress, Mus­lim League, so­cial­ist par­ties, rad­i­cal Is­lamist out­fits, etc. CPM has killed the work­ers of its own al­lies like CPI. CPM has come up with a list of ‘mar­tyrs’, many names have al­ready proved to be fake. Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice doc­u­ment, only 15 po­lit­i­cal mur­ders were reg­is­tered in 2016, with CPM claim­ing that their 14 mem­bers were killed in the same pe­riod.

The CPM polit­buro said RSS and BJP were the first to start vi­o­lence in 2016 af­ter P Vi­jayan came to power… It’s a bla­tant lie. As per Ker­ala Po­lice data, the first mur­der in 2016 was of Su­jith on Fe­bru­ary 15. He was hardly 26. Even BBC pub­lished it af­ter in­ter­view­ing his mother Su­lochana. He was pulled out of his house and beaten to death by CPM goons in front of his mother. She was se­verely in­jured when she tried to save her son. The sec­ond po­lit­i­cal mur­der was of a Congress leader, Su­nil Ku­mar, from Alap­puzha. CPM-DYFI goons killed him. If they are re­fer­ring to the mur­der of Raveen­dran, a CPM worker, ac­cord­ing to the me­dia re­ports, he was killed in an ac­ci­dent dur­ing a CPM vic­tory pro­ces­sion. Re­port­edly, he was a part of the fren­zied CPM cadre which was at­tack­ing RSS-BJP work­ers and their houses in the garb of pro­ces­sion. When­ever CPM comes to power, they un­leash their cadres with the full sup­port of the state ma­chin­ery. In the last one year, 14 RSS-BJP work­ers were killed. An­ni­hi­la­tion of po­lit­i­cal ad­ver­saries is CPM pol­icy and that is ev­i­dent from the hate speeches de­liv­ered by CPM lead­ers from time to time. Se­nior CPM lead­ers like MM Mani have openly de­clared that they kill party en­e­mies in his in­fa­mous “one-two-three…speech”.

CPM has also ac­cused the Cen­tre of dou­ble­s­peak on po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence in Ker­ala… I as­sume that your ques­tion is about the Ker­ala CM’s state­ment af­ter his in­ter­ac­tion with the Union home min­is­ter. Fol­low­ing Ra­jesh’s bru­tal mur­der, the Union home min­is­ter ex­pressed his con­cerns to the Ker­ala CM over phone. It was un­be­com­ing for a CM to mis­rep­re­sent the tele­phonic con­ver­sion to save the face of his gov­ern­ment. Af­ter CPM came to power, the party state sec­re­tary gave a speech in Kan­nur urg­ing cadres “if some­one comes to at­tack us, they should not go back as they came”. With Vi­jayan at the helm, Kan­nur has shifted to Tri­van­drum — his pol­i­tics, his or­gan­i­sa­tion and the vi­o­lence.

You first raised the voice against killing of RSS work­ers. How do you feel about the is­sue be­ing dis­cussed in the Par­lia­ment? There has al­ways been a con­sis­tent ef­fort to raise the is­sue of Com­mu­nist vi­o­lence in Ker­ala at the na­tional level ever since the mur­der of Vadikkal Ra­makr­ish­nan in 1967. It is good that CPM atroc­i­ties are now be­fore the pub­lic and it has been dis­cussed in Par­lia­ment.

Is the grow­ing Is­lamic ter­ror­ism in Ker­ala re­lated to killing of RSS work­ers? LDF doesn’t have any na­tion­al­ist per­spec­tive. We have seen that the Ker­ala CM and CPM state sec­re­tary have con­demned the In­dian Army in tune with the al­le­ga­tions of J&K sep­a­ratists and Pak­istan. So there is no sur­prise that Is­lamist ter­ror­ists and fun­da­men­tal­ists found Ker­ala a fer­tile soil for anti-na­tional ac­tiv­i­ties. Ter­ror­ists find CPM party vil­lages as safe heav­ens. As far as Ker­ala is con­cerned, RSS is the only com­mon enemy for all anti-na­tional groups. They are work­ing hand in glove with each other against RSS. Es­pe­cially in Kan­nur, there is a pat­tern in ev­ery po­lit­i­cal mur­der.

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