Kerala assembly condemns Kundan Chandravat’s statement

Monday, Mar 6, 2017,17:00 IST By anju A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Kerala assembly today unanimously passed a resolution condemning the sacked RSS functionary Kundan Chandravat’s ‘death threat’ to state Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

The resolution, moved by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs A K Balan, condemned Chandravat’s statement and also asked the Madhya Pradesh government to register a case under relevant sections against him.

Chandravat had triggered a row last week with an announcement that he would pay a sum of Rs 1 crore for beheading Vijayan to avenge the killing of RSS workers allegedly by CPI-M workers in Kerala.

“The house shares concern and anxiety of the people caused due to the death threat to Pinarayi Vijayan, who had been in the forefront of state politics for the last five decades, as legislator, Minister and now Chief Minister of the state”, the resolution said.

The resolution also urged the people to unitedly defeat the “primitive culture” of facing with weapon instead of ideologies.

Supporting the resolution, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said the Chandravat’s statement was a challenge to secularism and democracy and people of the state heard it with shock.

“Madhya Pradesh government had taken the matter very lightly,” Chennithala said.

When State Minister for PWD G Sudhakaran brought to the notice of the House the absence of lone BJP member O Rajagopal while moving the motion, Balan said the resolution was introduced with the concurrence of the legislator.

Later, Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan announced that the House passed the resolution unanimously.

RSS had on March 3 sacked Chandravat for his announcement of Rs 1 crore bounty for beheading Vijayan.

Chandravat had also alleged that 300 innocent people belonging to the RSS had been killed but the Kerala Chief Minister was turning a blind eye.

After his speech sparked an uproar, drawing condemnation from the CPI(M), the Congress and even from the RSS, Chandravat retracted his statement and expressed regret.