An RSS worker was today killed in Punjab’s Ludhiana, according to reports. It has been learnt that the assailants came riding on two motorcycles and shot dead the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker at Kailash Nagar. He was returning home after attending the RSS’ morning drill, the police said. The deceased has been identified as Ravinder Gosain (60), they said. Gosain was on his way back home after attending the ‘shakha’ (morning drill) when he was attacked, the RSS’ city secretary Yash Giri said. Gosain died on the spot, the police said. The assailants were still at large.
Earlier on October 14, the BJP had held a protest march in Chandigarh against the alleged killing of RSS and party activists in Kerala. However, they were stopped at a barricade by the Chandigarh police’s personnel near the CPM office in Sector 30 where the march was supposed to conclude. Police used water cannon to disperse the protestors, who tried to cross the barricade, an official said. The BJP had claimed that three to four party workers suffered minor injuries.
Meanwhile, BJP has been organising Jan Raksha Yatra in Delhi also. The ‘Jan Raksha Yatra’ was flagged off in Kannur by BJP chief Amit Shah on October 3. Shah also participated in a protest march organised by the Delhi unit last Sunday.
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On the other hand, the CPI(M) had hit back at the BJP for holding protests over political killings in Kerala, saying its ‘Jan Raksha Yatra’ was a “flop” and that it was aimed at diverting diverting public attention from the “growing discontent” against the Modi government.