In what could be one of the shocking incidents, RSS leader Kundan Chandrawat from Madhya Pradesh has announced a Rs 1-crore reward for anyone who brings the head of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Kundan Chandrawat holds Vijayan’s government responsible for the recent killing of members of right- wing organisations in the southern state.
The RSS was quick to distance itself from the announcement made by Chandrawat, the outfit’s Ujjain mahanagar prachar pramukh. The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh too tried to downplay it.
Chandrawat, who is a Madhya Pradesh government employee Chandrawat is a Madhya Pradesh government employee, works as a malaria inspector and says he has been in the service for 20 years.
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RSS do not subscribe to any views advocating violence and strongly condemn it. Attached statement is loud and clear: Dr MM Vaidya pic.twitter.com/NHzrWCdBDx
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Madhya Pradesh home minister Bhupendra Singh said Chandrawat might have made the announcement on the spur of the moment. People at times lose control over their words when they are very angry, Singh said talking to reporters in the assembly premises. The way Hindus are being killed in Kerala, he said, there is anger across the country.