The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Thursday announced a big rally on November 11 in Thiruvananthapuram to protest the "cold blooded murders" in Kerala it alleged, were being committed by the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)- affiliated students wing said that it expects to see nearly 25,000 students at the rally.
Addressing reporters in New Delhi, Vinay Bidre, National General Secretary of ABVP, said that in last one year alone the state has seen killings of 14 "nationalist workers".
"It is not just the Sangh activists but even ordinary people are also in fear of the communists (CPI-M) in the state. We agree that there will be ideological differences but the communists have become expert in murdering people in the name of ideology," Bidre said.
The group claimed that in Kannur district alone, five Sangh activists have been murdered since Pinarayi Vijayan came to power in May last year.
Kerala State Secretary Shyam Raj told the media about the "one party, one ideology" rule prevalent in the state. He said that the student wing of CPI-M, Students' Federation of India (SFI), doesn't allow any other group to put its posters in any of the college campuses, including those belonging to other left parties.
"The communists here in Delhi demand for such evil things as freedom to raise anti-national slogans in the name of freedom of expression. While there in Kerala we do not even have the right to life. The rally is to claim this right to life," ABVP leader Saket Bahuguna said.
However, the communist party has also levelled similar charges against the Sangh and allied groups for the killings of its workers.