RSS activists were "smart" in spreading "false propaganda", the Chief Minister said

Pinarayi accuses RSS of instigating violence in his hometown in Kannur
news Thursday, June 09, 2016 - 19:42
Written by  PTI

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today accused RSS of unleashing violence in his hometown of Pinarayi in Kannur district even as BJP alleged he was spreading lies to cover up the "political violence".

"RSS activists are now concentrating on my hometown and trying to create a false impression that it is difficult to lead a normal life in Pinarayi," Vijayan told reporters in a meet-the-press programme here.

He alleged that RSS unleashed violence in Pinarayi soon after the poll results were declared.

RSS activists were "smart" in spreading "false propaganda", the Chief Minister said, alleging their real objective was to trigger communal violence.

"Whenever communal violence erupted in the country, RSS' false propaganda was behind it," he said, replying to a question.

Meanwhile, BJP slammed the Chief Minister's statement saying it was Vijayan who was spreading "lies to cover up the political violence" occurring in his home constituency.

BJP state general secretary M T Ramesh said Vijayan's remarks were "unbecoming" of the position he held. "Vijayan has the moral responsibility to ensure justice even to BJP and RSS activists," he said at a press meet here.

The BJP leader also alleged that the Chief Minister was not only justifying the "inhuman activities" happening in Pinarayi but also giving green signal to violence.