RSS for probe into killing of workers in Kerala but opposes President’s rule

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Aug 2017 09:51:42

By Brajendra Nath Singh,


Aug 12,


THE RSS on Saturday demanded that the Centre depute a fact-finding probe by a statutory body into the killings of its workers in Kerala but is against imposition of President’s rule in the State. The saffron organisation, however, has sought the Centre’s ‘intervention’ and action within the Constitutional bounds to bring the situation under control.

“We are really against dismissing a Government, which is elected by the people. That will not do good,” said P Gopalan Kutty Master, the chief of Kerala RSS (Kerala Pranth Karyavahak), adding that when Article 356 was imposed in Kerala in 1959, RSS founder Guru Golwalkar had opposed it. “Guruji opposed it (President’s Rule). He then said it was wrong to dislodge a Government elected by the people,” he said.

The RSS is of the view that ‘political violence’ in the State can end only through a ‘political change’, implying the BJP coming to power, and not through dialogue as all such efforts in the past not only went in vain but worsened the situation, he said. Master Kutty was talking to a group of journalists from Delhi, who were on a three-day visit to the areas like Kannur which witnessed violence against RSS and CPI(M) workers, organised by Good Governance Cell of BJP.

“We want that centre should send some Commission here to enquire the matter or Home Minister can call the Chief Minister and seek report on political killings. It may give good result,” he said adding it could be a statutory commission like the Human Rights Commission or the SC/ST Commission. The RSS leader said, “The BJP-RSS needs to be strengthened politically here and a political change can only put a full stop to violence.”He said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan feared that the Centre can do ‘something’ after Governor P Sathasivam talked to the Chief Minister and the DGP after the murder of RSS worker Rajesh here.