Thousands of CPM men are leaving the party in Kannur and joining the BJP and the RSS. Observers believe that this sort of erosion is the reason for brutal attacks on RSS activists. The CPM has killed around 250 Sangh parivar men in northern Kerala.
After a short interval Communist Party of India (Marxist), CPM is once again in a killing spree in Kannur. Again they have targeted the Sangh Parivar. This time they killed RSS Kannur Zilla Shareerik Shikshan Pramukh, Elanthodathu Manoj. His car was blasted with bomb and then he was killed with swords and other weapons on September 2.
Immediately after the daylight murder, CPM district secretary P Jayarajan’s son, Jain posted in Malayalam that, “I have been waiting to hear this good news for a long time. Salutations, dear comrades. Feeling excited.” The post, put up at around 2:30 pm on the same day, quickly received over 1,000 'likes'. In more posts, Jain justified his comments, saying his father had been attacked 14 years ago by a group of men including Manoj. Though, later on the post was deleted but, CPM leaders went to the extent of supporting that FB post during channel discussions.
The State BJP president, V Muraleedharan said that, “A person who wrote a Facebook post on a murder should be booked. It shows that he could have a role in the murder plan. It is abominable to congratulate killers.”
It is an undisputed fact that the erosion of CPM rank and file into Sangh parivar organisations is giving them sleepless nights since the last couple of years. Thousands of CPM men are leaving the party in Kannur and joining BJP and RSS. The observers believe that this sort of erosion is the reason for the brutal murder of Manoj.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called for State wide hartal on the September 2 in protest against the inhuman killing of the RSS activist. It was a total hartal and people of Kerala co-operated with it.
Recently, CPM men had killed Suresh Kumar, a Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) worker in Pinarayi, Kannur, the village of CPM State supremo, Pinarayi Vijayan on August 27. It should be noted that Suresh was killed the day RSS Sarsanghachalak Mohan Bhagawat reached Kerala and Manoj was killed the day BJP chief Amit Shah reached the State is very significant. Their idea was to blame RSS/BJP central leaders if swayamsevaks retaliate. And, they want to frighten their own men who intend to leave the party.
When the Sangh/BJP men found that the Investigation Officer nominated by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) was a CPM man, they declared that they would not co-operate with such an investigation. Now, the State government has handed over the investigation to the State Crime Branch. The activist's murder has intensified the bitter feud between the RSS and CPM in the State. The CPM has also accused RSS activists of attacking its Pune office and damaging furniture to avenge the killing of Manoj.
Meanwhile Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over the phone and expressed the government’s anxiety in the latest development. BJP chief, Amit Shah told the media that CPM has killed around 250 Sangh parivar men in northern Kerala.
Observers are afraid that if CPM kept on killings its political opponents it will bring the worst sort of violence, which existed in Kannur in 1980s and 1990s. -T Satisan from Kochi