Political violence: RSS unhappy with BJP leaders

Leaders feel BJP failed to cash in on violence against its functionaries in state.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The RSS is dismayed that the BJP leaders could not whip up a national furore over the political killings of its workers in Kerala. Even the RSS threat to force the centre to dismiss the LDF government has evoked only ridicule from various corners. Though BJP national president Amit Shah made the party MPs raise the issue in the Lok Sabha, it also did not have any impact. RSS national joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale and RSS Bondhi Vibhag national Samyojak J. Nandakumar had met Mr Amit Shah in New Delhi and sought his intervention in the Kerala affair.

The BJP has deputed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to visit the state and assess the situation and he will arrive here on Sunday. BJP national organising joint general secretary B. L. Santhosh has been touring five Parliament constituencies, Ernakulam, Chalakudy, Palakkad, Thrissur and Alathur. He is taking stock of the booth committee formation prior to the visit of Mr Amit Shah to Kerala on October 22, his birthday, said a top BJP leader. RSS state secretary and Prantha Karyavahak P. Gopalankutty Master told DC that the central RSS leadership had even thought of “dismissal” of the LDF government over the political violence in the state.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagawat will address a meeting of RSS officials of Palakkad city on August 14. He will also hold talks with RSS office-bearers belonging to Palakkad revenue district comprising Kollangode, Palakkad city and Ottapalam and hoist the national flag at a local school on August 15. “RSS state leadership will organise a 24-hour women’s baitak on August 14 which will be inaugurated by Mohan Bhagawat,” said Gopalankutty Master. The BJP state leadership will also discuss the medical college scam and the violence in the state with Mr Bhagawat, it is learnt.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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