Even as CPI (M) in Kerala prepares to host a three-day central committee meeting beginning on Thursday, the party leadership s to have used the first weapon from their arsenal against the right-wing in the state.
In a statement released by the state leadership on Wednesday, the CPI (M) has yet again accused RSS of conducting as many as 30 weapons-training camps in the state during the Christmas holidays.
Calling out the “illegal practice of the RSS”, the CPI (M) has reportedly demanded a probe into the matter. The CPI (M) alleged that weapons-training was held during a six-day event called “Sibiram” that was held in the state capital.
“As per the evidence, a training programme named ‘Niyudha’ was organised during the six-day Sibiram. It’s enough evidence that the RSS has been trying to create violence in the state,” reads the statement.
Apart from demanding a probe into the matter, the CPI (M) demanded to know who had given the RSS requisite permissions to hold such training camps in government establishments including schools.
The violence that broke out during the BJP hartal in Kasargod on Tuesday, also found mention in the statement.
Senior party functionaries including Prakash Karat, Brinda Karat, Sitaram Yechury, M A Baby and S Ramachandran Pillai will take part in the meeting.
Earlier, Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran had accused the RSS of running its Shakhas in temples and accused them of conducting weapon training. The minister had then demanded that RSS be banned from holding its meetings in temple premises in the state.
The minister's statements were countered by RSS and BJP members, and another round of allegations and counter allegations followed.