Violence is in the DNA of RSS, says Brinda Karat
The CPI(M) on October 9 held a demonstration in front of the BJP office in New Delhi led by politburo member Brinda Karat, to protest against the BJP atrocities and violence against CPI(M) cadres and supporters in Kerala.
Coming down heavily on the RSS and BJP, Brinda Karat said, "The BJP stands for Bhartiya Jhoot Party and not Bhartiya Janata Party and the rally held by BJP President Amit Shah in Kerala is Hinsa Raksha Yatra and not Jan Rasksha Yatra,"
CPI(M) leaders Sitaram Yechury and Prakash Karat also took on the BJP. Yechury said, "This 'lal-jhanda' will continue to fight against such violence. Every time there is any act of violence we will fight and protest."
Prakash Karat said, "On day of the announcement of Kerala assembly election results, the RSS threw bombs and killed a CPI(M) activist in Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's constituency. Last evening, RSS workers threw bombs at a CPI(M) procession in Kannur.
"Five of our activists have been seriously injured, and four police personnel were also injured. The RSS blaming the CPI(M) of violence is like the thief blaming the police," he added.
Brinda Karat said that violence is in the DNA of RSS, she said, "RSS create violence and divisions wherever the RSS is, it's is in their DNA. The communists, the Left, are being targeted by the RSS because we are in the way of the toxic agenda of the RSS. So we are here on the streets to tell the people the truth."
"Amit Shah inaugurated the Jana Raksha Yatra in Kerala on 3 October. Then he announced that on 5 October, he himself would do the padayatra in Pinarayi village of Kannur district because that region is the place of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan," said Prakash Karat.
"But on 5 October, Amit Shah-ji disappeared from the yatra, because in those two days when the yatra passed through Kannur district, it became clear that the people of Kannur and Kerala had rejected the yatra."
The demonstration was presided over by CPI(M) Delhi State Secretary KM Tiwari.