Stand by statement on bounty on Kerala CM’s head: RSS leader

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Ujjain, March 2 (IANS) Local RSS leader Kundan Chandrawat on Thursday said he stood by his announcement of a reward of Rs 1 crore to anyone who brought the severed head of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

“I announced the reward to express sympathy with those falling victim to political violence in Kerala. I am against violence, but made the announcement to wake up the deaf and dumb Leftist government in Kerala,” the Madhya Pradesh RSS leader told IANS.

He said he gave the statement in his personal capacity and not as a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh member.

Chandrawat equated his action to throwing of a bomb on the floor of Parliament House’s Central Assembly Hall by Shaheed Bhagat Singh and B.K. Dutt in 1929 and said there were people who were harming the country at present with their ideology.

Earlier, the RSS leader told the media in the Madhya Pradesh city: “the Leftist government of Kerala is murdering democracy. Those participating in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh camps are being murdered.”

During a protest event held here 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.

–IANS

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