Agartala (Tripura) [India] October 12 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) leader Prakash Karat has asserted that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) wants to use central power to establish influence in Kerala, but as they are unable to do so, they are raising issues of violence and murders.

“All 45 years RSS has been trying to establish its influence in Kerala by targeting the CPM. They are now in power and they want to utilize the central power, but they are not able to do so. They are raising the issues of violence and killing,” Karat told ANI.

Earlier on Wednesday, a 36-year-old RSS activist was injured in an attack, while bombs were hurled at a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in separate incidents in Kerala’s Kannur.

Activist K.M. Suresh, an auto driver, was attacked by some unidentified persons at Thalassery on Tuesday evening and is in a critical condition.

A case has been registered against unknown assailants and police said they suspect it to be fallout of political rivalry.

Police had recovered some swords, knives and iron rods near the BJP district committee office on Tuesday.

In another incident, bombs were hurled at the BJP party office at Patyam around 12.30 a.m. on Wednesday but no one was injured and only some furniture was damaged.

A case had been registered by the police following a complaint by BJP area committee president K. Ajeesh.

The BJP had launched its ‘Jana Raksha Yatra’ on October 3 from Kannur to highlight the Left’s atrocities in the state.

BJP president Amit Shah had slammed Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, alleging that maximum killings of BJP and RSS workers had taken place in the latter’s home district of Kannur. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.