The controversy triggered by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat unfurling the tricolour at a school in Palakkad has taken a new turn with both the BJP and the CPI (M) moving to take further action.
Advocate Krishnadas E, district president BJP Palakkad, has filed a complaint against the District Collector.
In a tweet, he said that a complaint has been filed against the District Collector and others for having attempted to scuttle the Independence Day celebrations.
In a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office, Krishnadas said that Mohan Bhagwat was invited more than a year back in connection with the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the school. "But to everyone’s shock, the School Headmaster was served a notice signed by the District Collector Marykutty. The Collector’s action was against the law and defying all constitutional provisions," the letter said.
The letter further stated that the district collector has disobeyed the law of the land by flouting the provisions of the Indian Constitution which she was bound to protect. The anti-national act may be probed by an appropriate national agency or the National Investigating Agency may be directed to investigate the matter and most stringent action may be taken in accordance with the law against the Collector and others.
Meanwhile, the CPI (M) has sought to register a case against Bhagwat for hoisting the flag.
The Left party's district committee demanded strict legal action against the school management for facilitating the event.
CPI (M) is of the view that unfurling of the flag by Bhagwat was against rules and an insult to the tricolour.
"The RSS wanted to incite violence through this unlawful activity. This was part of the RSS-BJP top brass project to create provocation and incite violence in Kerala," the CPI (M) alleged, reports Manorama Online.
Bhagwat unfurled the national flag at Karnaki Amman School at Moothanthara on Independence Day.
The District Collector Marykutty had issued a directive restraining him from doing so, which was ignored by the school management.
Marykutty issued an order to register a case against the school manager and headmaster pointing out that only an elected representative or the principal of a school can do so.
However, RSS justified it saying that its leader was invited by the school management for participating in the Independence Day and golden jubilee celebrations.