Thiruvananthapuram, July 10 (BPNS)
The RSS affiliate, Hindu Aikya Vedi has said that senior Congress leader V.D. Satheeshan who is also the opposition leader in the state assembly had sought the help of RSS in an earlier election. Hindu Aikya Vedi state general secretary, R.V. Babu while speaking to media persons in Kochi on Sunday said that Satheeshan had approached the Kerala RSS leadership for helping him to win the assembly election from Paravur assembly constituency.
The RSS and V.D. Satheeshan are engaged in a heated controversy after the latter while calling for the resignation of CPM leader Saji Cherian ( who later resigned) on his remarks against the Constitution of India said that the CPM leader was following the thoughts of RSS leader Madhav Sadasiva Golwalkar alias Guruji. He said that the views of Saji Cherian was in accordance with the RSS. To substantiate his charge, Satheeshan said that Guru Golwalkar had in his book ‘Bunch of Thoughts’ had raised a similar opinion about the constitution and the LDF government had once decided to include this book in the syllabus of Kannur university.
The statement of Satheeshan did not go down well with the RSS and BJP state Vice president, C. Sadanandan Master released photographs of the opposition leader participating in an RSS function at Paravur in 2006.
Hindu Aikya Vedi general secretary, R.V. Babu while speaking to BPNS said, “ For V.D. Satheeshan RSS was not untouchable then and had attended the programme of the sangha in which he himself had lighted a lamp in front of the photograph of Guruji Golwalkar. He has now made these statements as he now finds that he would get more votes if he aligns himself with Islamists and for that appeasement he is coming out against the RSS.”
RSS leaders said that they have already filed a legal notice to the Kerala opposition leader. Meanwhile, former Opposition leader and senior Congress leader, Ramesh Chennithala in a press conference here on Sunday said that if he was in place of Satheeshan he would not have attended the RSS function. However, he said that Satheeshan had taken strong positions against the RSS inside and outside the assembly and that the Congress party was united in its fight against the RSS nationally and in Kerala also.
V.D. Satheeshan refused to comment on the raging controversy.