Will ensure there is no violence: Pinarayi

Will ensure there is no violence: Pinarayi

Kerala CM targets RSS over political killings

Will ensure there is no violence: Pinarayi

With the Sangh Parivar upping its ante against the CPM in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday described that the RSS as an organisation trains its cadre on how to kill a person easily.

He said his government would take appropriate measures to ensure that violence does not erupt in the state. The chief minister's remarks came when he was asked about the concerns of possible spike in political violence between CPM and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) cadre following the recent Assembly elections.

"That I cannot predict (whether there would be violence). But on such occasions, the government will take steps to ensure that there is no such violence," Vijayan, who is in Delhi for the first time after swearing in as chief minister last Wednesday, told mediapersons here.

Vijayan also spoke about his interaction with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday when the latter broached up the issue of political violence. "I told him that you speak to your people and contain them. Then we can talk," he said.Soon after the election results, the BJP had petitioned President Pranab Mukherjee against CPM, while party chief Amit Shah had refused to congratulate the Left Front for  its victory claiming that they were targeting his workers.

When asked whether such violence could be avoided by sitting across table and discussing the matter, Vijayan said, "That is because you do not know what RSS is. The RSS is an organisation that gives training to its cadre how to easily kill a person. Why do we need such practice sessions? Why in our society, such sessions for beating up and killing are needed? That is their way. If they change, then there will be peace."

Not finding any merit in the argument that BJP had grown in the state, he said the CPM does not see them as a big factor in Kerala as they did not gain though, they claimed that they have support of some 21 parties.