With the recent death threats to Asianet anchor Sindhu Sooryakumar sparking a controversy, Kerala state BJP President Kummanam Rajasekharan has said that the BJP as an organization has nothing to do with it.
On Sindhu receiving 2000 to 3000 calls daily, Kummanam maintained that BJP cannot take responsibility for random people calling up and threatening her.
He also condemned the incident in no uncertain terms saying that these kind of reactions are wrong.
When told that the callers identified themselves with the RSS, Kummanam said that the RSS cannot be held accountable for their actions and what these people did was in their individual capacity.
Kummanam was speaking to Asianet News on the incident.
On February 26, Asianet News Chief Coordinating Editor Sindhu Sooryakumar moderated a discussion on whether celebrating Mahishashura Jayanthi could be considered an act of treason. During the course of the discussion, there was a mention of Durga and apparently someone on social media spread the rumour that Sindhu found no offence in Durga being termed a sex worker.
This set off a wave of protests on social media with Sindhu's number being displayed prominently. Thereafter, she was flooded with phone calls and given death threats.
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