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RSS wants to turn country into theocracy: Pinarayi

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LDF poll convention in Thiruvananthapuram constituency

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which sees Nazism as the solution to all of the issues that the country is facing, wants to turn the country into a theocracy, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said. He was inaugurating the Left Democratic Front (LDF)’s election convention in the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency here on Wednesday.

“Prominent Sangh Parivar members and even some Central Ministers have trained their guns on the Constitution, because secularism is one of its basic tenets. They have managed to create a mob that is blinded by communal hatred,” he said.

‘Recruiting agency’

Someone who thought the Congress had become a recruiting agency for the Bharatiya Janata Party could not be blamed, as evident from recent events.

“So many of them, including former Chief Ministers and State heads of the Congress party, can now be seen proudly lining up with BJP leaders. The Congress claims itself to be a secular party, but mere claims are not sufficient. They have not taken an uncompromising stand against communalism. Some of the Congress leaders even claimed that only they can build a Ram temple at Ayodhya while some others proudly claimed that it was the Congress that banned cow slaughter in many States, at a time when people were being murdered in the name of the cow. Whom did all this help?” he asked.

Communist Party of India State secretary Kanam Rajendran said that the BJP-led Central government had repeatedly ignored the State government’s request for more aid, following the unprecedented floods.

LDF candidate C. Divakaran said he had spent half-a-century in working among the people in the capital district and struggling for their rights in various capacities.

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