Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has slammed the BJP leadership in Madhya Pradesh saying that police did not take action against the protestors as they belonged to RSS, after an event he was scheduled to attend got cancelled.
On Sunday, Pinarayi was to have attended an event organized by Malayali Association in Bhopal at 5:30 pm. However, minutes before the event was to begin, several activists from Bajrang Dal and other right-wing organizations protested against the increasing number of attacks on BJP/RSS workers in Kerala.
"It (protest) was organized by the RSS. When a chief minister of a state is going to attend a program, a protest is organized without any reasons. And police are not taking any action as the protest is being organized by the RSS, then asking the chief minister not to attend the function. We should see a cultural issue in it,ā Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters in Kochi.
Amidst allegations that the BJP and RSS were responsible for the cancellation of Kerala CMās visit to attend a felicitation event in Bhopal, Kerala BJP has refuted them saying Pinarayi himself decided not to attend the program.
When the chief minister was informed that there was a possibility of protest by certain organisations against the alleged āpolitics of violenceā by CPM, Pinarayi himself decided not to attend the function, Kerala BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan said.
Kummanam further pointed out that MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the DGP had reached out to Pinarayi over phone after the incident.
He added that Pinarayi decided to return after cancelling the program even though he was told by the police that the protests had been controlled.
Kummanam added that it was against political ethics to blame RSS and BJP for it.