No RSS role in freedom struggle: CPM

The political fight ahead of 2014 elections is getting bitter. As part of its effort to make ideological consolidation against Bhartiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and the Rashtriya Swaymsevak Sangh, the CPM has invoked spirit of independence struggle and alleged that the RSS did not participate in it.

Party’s mouthpiece People’s Democracy also alleges that noted freedom fighter V D Savrakar had negotiated his release from Andaman prison with British authorities.

“As opposed to this, the RSS was singularly absent in the freedom struggle and maintained a distance from this epic struggle. It has only one claim of a link to the freedom struggle, ie, V D Savarkar. Eminent historian, sympathetic to Hindutva tendencies, R C Majumdar, documents in his work on Penal Settlements in Andamans how Savarkar negotiated his release from the Kalapani,” says Sitram Yechury in his editorial.

Yechury says that when the national mainstream was evolving towards the establishment of an all inclusive modern Republic, the RSS and the Hindutva forces were preparing and working for the establishment of a `Hindu Rashtra’.  

Yechury alleges that opposition of BJP to Communal Violence Bill is inspired by its communal agenda.

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