WATCH: RSS leader announces ₹1 crore bounty on Kerala CM’s head
Kundan Chandrawat announced a ₹1-crore bounty on CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s head on Wednesday, holding him responsible for the killings of “more than 300 RSS pracharaks and activists” in Kerala
RSS Ujjain sahprachar pramukh (joint publicity chief) Kundan Chandrawat announced a ₹1 crore bounty on the head of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for the "killing of over 300 Sangh workers" in the state. In revenge, Chandrawat also threatened a mass killing—citing the analogy of the Gujarat riots of 2002—and promised to “offer a garland of three lakh human skulls to Bharat Mata”.
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Chandrawat was speaking at an event in Ujjain’s Shahid Park on Wednesday and shared the dais with BJP Lok Sabha MP for Ujjain Chintamani Malviya.
While the RSS distanced itself from Chandrawat's remarks, The Indian Express quotes Chandrawat saying he stood by his remarks, claiming the “positive response” he had received had left him “overwhelmed”. But he clarified, “I spoke in my personal capacity and the RSS has nothing to do with it.” The Times of India, however, quotes Chandrawat withdrawing his remark, expressing "regret".
Interestingly, when asked whether any action would be taken against Chandrawat, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh said, “If the activist (Chandrawat) has said something, he must have been driven by emotions."
CM Pinarayi Vijayan didn't seem to be bothered by the threat: “The RSS has beheaded many persons, but that doesn’t mean I will stop moving around. I reject the threat with contempt.”
- Pinarayi Vijayan
- Madhya Pradesh
- Home Minister
- Gujarat riots
- Kundan Chandrawat
- Kerala Chief Minister
- Chintamani Malviya
- Lok Sabha MP
- Bhupendra Singh