1. RSS-linked journal ‘Organiser’ attacks the Left over Kerala violence

RSS-linked journal ‘Organiser’ attacks the Left over Kerala violence

Pro-RSS journal 'Organiser' today assailed the newly-elected Left Front government in Kerala over the recent string of attacks on opposition workers, saying if the Communists were serious about turning the state into "God's own country", shunning "Fascist-Communist mindset is the pre-condition".

By: | Published: May 30, 2016 11:00 PM

Pro-RSS journal ‘Organiser’ today assailed the newly-elected Left Front government in Kerala over the recent string of attacks on opposition workers, saying if the Communists were serious about turning the state into “God’s own country”, shunning “Fascist-Communist mindset is the pre-condition”.

It also termed as “fraud” on the electorate appointing Pinarayi Vijayan as the Chief Minister after seeking votes in the name of CPI-M veteran Achuthanandan.

“The violence that gripped all over Kerala, especially among the party villages against the ideological opponents, is a clear indication of danger looming over the state that had a tradition of acceptance and assimilation much before the advent of Communism.

“If Communists are serious about turning Kerala into u2018truly Godu2019s own countryu2019, then shunning the Fascist-Communist mindset is the precondition. Hope this is part of the ‘makeover’ agenda of the new Chief Minister,” the editorial in the Organiser said.

The pro-RSS journal also hit out at the Left for its “mindset” of “blatant use of violence as a political tool”.

Alleging that the “epicentre” of the violence against ideological opponents was Chief Minister Vijayan’s home district Kannur, it voiced concern about it spreading to Kasargod, Kozhikode and Thrissur districts in the name of victory celebrations.

Targeting CPI-M for preferring Vijayan to Achuthanandan, it said,”Firstly, asking for vote in the name of a popular face and then turning to a more ‘deterministic’ and hardliner leadership itself is a sign of Fascist-Communist jugglery.”

It said elimination of competitive leadership within the party by all possible means is the art exemplified by Stalin and imitated by his followers in India and a similar trait is visible in Kerala as well when the popular leadership was cornered within the party by calling it ‘revisionist’ and then negated against the public mandate.

“This can very well be termed as internal matter of a political party but certainly a fraud on the electorate in a democratic system,” it added.

The journal added that “both ideologies of Communism and Fascism fed each other in the 20th century Europe and together brought an orgy of violence, killed millions and led humanity to its darkest hours, whether it is Gulag Camps of Stalinist era or Auschwitz Gas Chambers of Hitler’s times”.

It also hit out at Communists for issuing advertisements in the ‘Capitalist’ newspapers about Vijayan’s swearing in and making promises to the people.

The ‘Organiser’ also said the people of Kerala have voted against UDF for being “non-developmental and corrupt” and the youth are looking for jobs in the home state instead of forced migration.

“If their aspirations are not addressed, CPM has to keep in mind that the real fight would be with the emerging nationalist force and not with the Congress with whom Communists in Kerala used to play shadow boxing,” the editorial said.

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