Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader who had announced a Rs 1 crore bounty on Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s head, has retracted his statement today. The RSS leader had announced the bountyon Thursday on the CM saying that he holds the CM responsible for the death of 300 RSS pracharaks in the state and that anyone who brings to him the head of the CM will be rewarded Rs 1 crore. The RSS leader who hails from Ujjain had also said that he would “offer a garland of three lakh human skulls to Bharat Mata”. This caused outrage to break out across the country even as Vijayan himself laughed it off by saying, “Sangh Parivar has taken heads of several… but we are to travel na?”. He did not explain what he meant by that statement.
Kundan Chandrawat shared the dais with BJP Lok Sabha MP Chintamani Malviya on Wednesday. Addressing the gathering, he reminded the gathering of what happened during the Godhra train carnage and thereafter during the Gujarat riots of 2002. However, the organisation has distanced itself from Chandrawat’s remarks and said it condemned the statement. Chandrawat had also called Vijayan a “traitor” and said that he does not deserve to live in the country.
Invoking the riots, the leader had said “Bhool gaye kya Godhra ko? Chappan mare the, 2,000 kabrastan mein chale gaye. Ghusa diya unko andar isi Hindu samaj ne (Have you forgotten Godhra? Fifty-six were killed, 2,000 were sent to the graveyard. They were pushed beneath the ground by the same Hindu community).”