Annihilation of political adversaries is CPM policy, RSS leader tells
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.