A reward of Rs 1 crore was announced by RSS Ujjain sahprachar pramukh Kundan Chandrawat on bringing the head of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan for “killing of over 300 Sangh workers” in the state. However, RSS strongly condemned and distanced itself from the controversial statement.
While RSS called it a provocation to violence, BJP secretary Siddharth Nath Singh too condemned the statement by Chandrawat.
After receiving backlash, Chandrawat had to withdraw his remark expressing “regret”.
“If somebody beheads Vijayan and brings his head to me, I will put my house and my property worth Rs 1 cr in his name,” he had said.
While many condemned his remark, Madhya Pradesh home minister Bhupendra Singh said, “Everyone has freedom of speech. Chandrawat reacted against what’s happening in Kerala.”
When asked to response, Vijayan laughed off the threat. However, CPM sought Chandrawat’s detention.
“I was hurt and angered by the continuous killings of RSS swayamsevaks in Kerala and expressed my feelings. I take back my statements,” Chandrawat said on Thursday.
The RSS member threatened the “Leftists”, saying, “Three lakh people will be slain to exact revenge for the killing of 300 RSS workers.”
Congress called the death threat an ordinary incidence under the Modi government. It dubbed it as “reflective of the intolerant mindset promoted by the PM”.