BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao took a dig at Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan saying that he is functioning as the chief murderer of rather than functioning as the CM of Kerala.
Rao accused “architect” Pinarayi Vijayan of shielding and patronizing the CPM cadres involved in murders. “CPM has actually been functioning as Communist Party of Murderers. And there has not been any governance for that. Last 13 months our cadres, the BJP, RSS cadres have been killed in a very gruesome, barbaric and a violent manner. The people of this country know the real face of the communist party. The real face of CPM and its Chief Minister Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan was the architect of violence in the Kannur district, which is the epicenter of all such violence”- he added.
Another BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi echoed similar sentiments and termed the present day Kerala as a safe house for violence loving elements. “Kerala has become a safe house for such people. This has become so under the present government. Both the houses expressed concerns and discussed about this issue in Kerala. We also said to the Kerala government that whoever is the perpetrator action should be taken against them,” he said.
A series of clashes between CPM and BJP-RSS activists had rocked Thiruvananthapuram last month in which the 34-year-old RSS worker was murdered in Kozhikode. Earlier, the RSS urged the central and state government to take strict action towards bringing this series of murders to an end in Kerala.
Union Minister Arun Jaitley condemned attacks on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) members in Kerala and said- “This sort of attacks on political leaders has never happened in the past. Political will and determination by the state government is needed to discipline its own cadres rather than let them loose on political opponents. It is predominantly state government’s responsibility to ensure peace restoration.”
No official statement has been made on the part of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) since then and it remains to be seen how they would respond to the allegations made by the BJP leaders.