RSS cadres attacking, killing our men in Kerala, says CPI-M

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He said the BJP will support the families of workers, who have been killed by Marxists.

BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi voiced his concern on Kerala becoming a safe house for miscreants.

"About 17 murders of RSS men had taken place in the past 17 months after the CPI (M) came into power in the State", Kummanam added.

Earlier on Friday, RSS blazing all guns at CPM, urged the Central Government to intervene in the killing of its workers in Kerala.

The CPI-M on Friday accused the BJP-RSS cadres for attacking and killing the Left party's workers and supporters in Kerala and accused the BJP of "doublespeak". "You corner an innocent victim, catch him when he is alone and inflict multiple wounds on his body", he said after visiting the bereaved family.

CPI (M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, however, alleged that the political violence had increased in the state after the visit of BJP president Amit Shah in early June.

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The minister also slammed double-standards adopted by critics of the BJP on the issue of political violence in Kerala.

While taking cognizance over the political violence in the state, the Governor of Kerala, P Sathasivam summoned Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and State Police Chief Loknath Behera to Raj Bhavan on July 30, 2017 and sought a complete explanation over the rising political violence and lynching cases in the state.

Muraleedharan said that it was the CPM which is giving all opportunities for the BJP to flourish in the state at a time when the latter was losing its face.

Quotes from "cool guru" Sri M, former SC judge K.T. Thomas and actor Kamal Haasan endorse the state's view in the advertisement which celebrates the development indices in Kerala.

"The government had Intelligence reports that the BJP might carry out attacks in some parts of the state to divert the attention from BJP's medical college scam", Vijayan said in the Kerala Assembly.

He also addressed a commemorative meeting after his meeting with the family saying that there was a saga of political violence in Kerala. NDTV also reports that according to the National Crime Records Bureau, since 1991, 45 CPI (M) workers and 44 RSS/BJP workers have been killed allegedly by political rivals in Kannur. "Instead, he is debasing himself by remaining a mere party leader", Chennithala said.

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