RSS sacks leader who announced Rs 1 crore bounty for Kerala CM’s head
“Chandravat’s controversial statement has created a wrong impression about the Sangh. He has been removed from all posts.”
RSS Madhya Pradesh State head Prakash Shastri on Friday evening issued orders to remove its leader Kundan Chandravat from all Sangh posts over the latter's announcement of a Rs. 1 crore bounty for beheading Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
“Chandravat’s controversial statement has created a wrong impression about the Sangh. He has been removed from all posts,” Shastri said in a letter.
Chandravat's statement had retracted his statement after it drew condemnation from various quarters including the Sangh.
Chandravat, who is RSS Sah Prachar Pramukh in Ujjain, stated that he got some phone calls from Kerala threatening to kill him and was being targeted on social media, according to a report in Press Trust of India.
Chandravat, in a statement late on Thursday, said: “I was pained on the issue of murders of Swayamsevaks and therefore made an emotional statement. I retract it [statement] and express my regret.”
I also got some phone calls from Kerala in which an unidentified caller threatened to kill me, he claimed.
Chandravat had announced the bounty to avenge the killing of RSS workers in Kerala, allegedly by CPI(M) workers.
In a video, which went viral, Chandravat is purportedly seen saying that Vijayan is behind the killing of RSS workers in Kerala and he will pay Rs. 1 crore to anyone who beheads him and brings his (Vijayan’s) head to him.