Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday alleged the RSS of imparted to students and children the training “to kill” during its drill exercise in the state, a charge dismissed by the saffron outfit.
“Even students and children are given training to kill” Vijayan alleged while replying in the assembly during question hour.
“The government would take necessary steps to end the drill exercise of RSS”, he said.
RSS rejected the allegations and said using the assembly form to “insult” the functions of RSS was an act of “cowardice.”
Senior RSS leader P Gopalankutty Master said the outfit rejected the statement of Vijayan with contempt and asked the chief minister to desist from making such comments in the floor of the House under the cover of immunity.
Vijayan alleged that the drill exercises were being carried out in government schools and in temple premises and this would not be allowed. Referring to the recent killing of a Madrasa teacher in Kasargod, Vijayan alleged it was a part of a preplanned attack by RSS and their aim was to trigger communal riot. RSS attacked several CPI(M) and Congress workers in the state, he said in the assembly.
Gopalan Kutty Master said “RSS never indulged in unlawful activities. Still chief minister was saying that functions of RSS would be restricted and so we reject it with contempt”, he said.
Referring to drill exercise, the RSS leader said it was meant to improve knowledge and physical capabilities and the main objective was to inculcate nationalism in the minds of the people.