RSS leader who offered Rs 1 cr bounty on Kerala CM’s head removed from all posts

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday removed Kundan Chandrawat from all posts after the leader from Ujjain announced a reward of Rs 1 crore on the head of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

india Updated: Mar 03, 2017 22:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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RSS leader Kundan Chandrawat from Ujjain had announced a reward of Rs 1 crore on the head of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan (in photo).(PTI File)

The RSS on Friday removed one of its leaders from Madhya Pradesh Kundan Chandrawat from all organisational posts for offering a reward of Rs 1 crore for beheading Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)’s Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh MM Vaidya announced the decision on the outfit’s official Twitter handle in the evening, two days after the controversial offer was made, triggering outrage.

“Kundan who made controversial statement at Ujjain protest mtg has been relieved of his responsibility in RSS: Dr MM Vaidya (sic),” read the post.

In an accompanying letter, issued by the right-wing organisation’s Indore Prant Prachar Pramukh Praveen Kabra said the action was taken as Chandrawat’s statement at a dharna of Janadhikar Samiti in Ujjain on Wednesday created “confusion about the organisation.”

On Thursday, he however expressed regret over the statement saying it was the outburst of his anger over the killing of innocent people in Kerala.
“I express my regret but I still stand by my statement. It was to wake up politicians and Kerala government from slumber and sensitise them to the killings of innocent people in the state,” he had told HT.

First Published: Mar 03, 2017 19:17 IST