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RSS, BJP up ante against ‘left activism’ in Amritsar

Amid the ongoing row over alleged ‘hooliganism’ of its student wing Akhil Bhartya Vidyarthi Prishad (ABVP) at Delhi, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its different wings including Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a protest on the Bhandari Bridge against communists over killing of Sangh worker in Kerala targeting its state government led by Communist Party of India (Marxist).

punjab Updated: Mar 02, 2017 14:42 IST
HT Correspondent
RSS and BJP workers raising slogans against the Kerala government in Amritsar on Wednesday.
RSS and BJP workers raising slogans against the Kerala government in Amritsar on Wednesday.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Amid the ongoing row over alleged ‘hooliganism’ of its student wing Akhil Bhartya Vidyarthi Prishad (ABVP) at Delhi, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its different wings including Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a protest on the Bhandari Bridge against communists over killing of Sangh worker in Kerala targeting its state government led by Communist Party of India (Marxist).

Showing unity against the left activism, prominent BJP leaders including Punjab local bodies minister Anil Joshi, Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik, mayor Bakhshi Ram Arora, district president Rajesh Honey, state vice-president Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) chairman Suresh Mahajan were seen on the same dais taking part in the nation-wide demonstration of Hindu right wing organisations.

Calling themselves ‘true nationalists’, the speakers said that increasing sway of left groups has posed a threat to unity and integrity of the country. “The Sangh workers who always worked for national interests, have been attacked by the leftists,” said Rajnish Arora, Sangh worker and former vice-chancellor of the Punjab Technical University (PTU).

Condemning the killing of 52-year-old Sangh worker Santosh Kumar in Kerala in January, the saffron group leaders alleged that workers of the CPM are behind the cold blooded murder. “The left government is spreading terror to suppress political dissent which is anti-democratic and such acts should be stopped at the earliest,” said the protesters.

Later, all the right wing activists went to hand over a memorandum to deputy commissioner Basant Garg seeking action against left wing activists and their government in Kerala.