Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) member Kundan Chandravat has been expelled from the right-wing organisation, following his provocative statement at a protest in Ujjain. On Thursday, Chandravat created an uproar after he announced a 1 crore bounty on Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. “If anyone gets me the head of Vijayan, I will give him my property, which is worth around 1 crore,” said Chandravat.
Chandravat called up the meeting to protest the alleged killing of RSS and BJP workers in Kerala at the hands of CPM people. However, after facing the criticism, he withdrew the statement and expressed his regret on the whole issue.
RSS has expressed its disagreement with Chandravat, and has stated that it does not support any violent practice. It also urged the people to not consider the statement of one member as the view of the Sangh.
However, Pinarayi Vijayan has not paid much heed to this threat. He said “RSS has beheaded many earlier, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t walk free. I don’t take such comments to face value.”
Chandrawat’s comment came a day after RSS, BJP and many other right wing organisations exhibited their displeasure against the CPI(M) led LDF government in Kerala, holding it accountable for the killing of several party members.