RSS leader Kundan Chandrawat who declared a reward for Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayanâ€™s head on Thursday, has been relieved from all the responsibilities of the organisation.
"Due to his controversial remarks, a confusion about RSS has been created. So, he has been relieved from his duties," Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) head of the region Prakash Shastri said in a statement.
The tweet has also attached the official letter by RSSâ€™s prant prachar pramukh Dr Praveen Kabra, which says that Chandrawat was relieved from RSS following the controversy. The letter also mentions that an individualâ€™s opinion cannot be considered as the official view of an organisation.
On Thursday also, RSS had released an official statement condemning Kundanâ€™s comments and said that the Sangh is against violence.
Chandrawat, whose statement has evoked condemnation, said on Thursday that he made the statement in his personal capacity and not as a RSS member.
During a protest event held on Wednesday, Chandrawat said: "The Hindus no more have the zeal of Shivaji Maharaj. I announce Rs 1 crore from my pocket to anyone who brings me the severed head of the Kerala Chief Minister."
"... such traitors don't have the right to live in this country," he added.
His statement came in the wake of the continuing violent clashes between the CPI-M and RSS in Kerala, with many political murders on both sides.
(With IANS inputs)