Says RSS wants to push communal agenda
Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) attempt to build bridges with the CPI(M) is meant only to push its communal agenda.
Replying to questions about the RSS call for unity between the CPI(M) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at a news conference here on Sunday, Mr. Vijayan said the RSS leadership need not hope to use the CPI(M) to promote Hindu communalism. When an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) worker was killed by Campus Front of India activists in Pathanamthitta, the RSS retaliated by killing Muslim youths belonging to the Youth Congress and Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI). This showed how the RSS approached such issues. Nobody could try to cover up communal motives using the CPI(M), he said.
The CPI(M) leader came down on the alliance between ‘communal’ organisations and said the CPI(M) had absolute clarity on such issues. Such attempts at spreading Hindu communal agenda should be fought strongly. The CPI(M) would be in the forefront of such a fight, Mr. Vijayan said.
Referring to the ongoing sit-in by the Kudumbasree Protection Council before the Secretariat, Mr. Vijayan asked the Chief Minister to resolve the issue by accepting the demands of the council. The Union government should cancel its decision to route funds under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) to the Janasree Mission. There must be an assurance that the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) would be implemented through Kudumbasree and that ‘mates’ for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme would be selected from the Area Development Committee of Kudumbasree, hesaid.
Asked about the controversy over a DYFI leader securing admission for her daughter at the Pariyaram cooperative medical college under NRI quota, he said the student could have been given admission only under the relevant norms.