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RSS Claim of CPM Cadre’s Jihadi Links Strategy to Involve Centre in Kerala

Caught in a bitter turf war with the Left since BJP’s ascension to power at the Centre, RSS in this ideological battle sees Kerala as CPM’s last electoral garrison.

Sumit Pande | News18.com

Updated:August 4, 2017, 5:49 PM IST
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RSS Claim of CPM Cadre’s Jihadi Links Strategy to Involve Centre in Kerala
BJP workers protest outside CPI(M) office against the murder of a party worker allegedly by supporters of the Left party during a poll victory rally in Kerala. (Getty Images)
New Delhi: In a role reversal of sorts, RSS has sought to wrest control of the BJP’s long drawn political battle with the Left. At the same time it has sought all reinforcements from its affiliates — including BJP — and also the central government to send a strong message to its cadres in the Southern state.

RSS’s top three leaders, including second-in-command Bhaiyyaji Joshi, and Krishna Gopal, met BJP leaders earlier this week to chalk out a joint strategy for Kerala after the murder of a Sangh worker in a series of political violence in the Left-ruled state.

The meeting took place in the backdrop of recent spurt in violence between the CPM and RSS/BJP cadres.

Following the meeting, BJP MPs swung into action in Parliament this week. This would be followed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s visit to the state on Sunday.

While Home Minister Rajnath Singh has spoken on the issue with Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, it is expected that his partymen will keep the pressure up on the Left Front government in the state.

There were clear indications in RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale’s statement in Delhi on Friday when he alluded to links between Jihadi terrorists and CPM cadre.

Caught in a bitter turf war with the Left since BJP’s ascension to power at the Centre, RSS in this ideological battle sees Kerala as CPM’s last electoral garrison. Bengal and Tripura, RSS feels, have already slipped out Left’s grasp, and are beyond redemption.

The renewed attack on the Left Front government also comes in the aftermath of a long deliberation within the Sangh Parivar on the means and measures to tackle democratically elected Pinarayi Vijayan government. While a section has been seeking a more aggressive policy to take on the Left in Kerala, a few others had supported a nuanced dialogue to end political murders.

Politically also, this seems to be a critical stage for the BJP in its attempts to expand its footprint in the state. A string of corruption allegations have rocked the Kerala BJP recently, forcing the Central leadership to intervene.
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