The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Condemn Brutal Killing by RSS
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the brutal killing of Comrade P. B. Sandeep Kumar, Secretary of the Peringara local committee of the Party in Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta district of Kerala by an RSS-BJP gang. Sandeep, aged 36, a popular leader and a former member of the panchayat, was waylaid and stabbed with knives multiple times.
This murder is a continuation of the politics of murder targeting the CPI(M) practiced by the RSS-BJP in Kerala. One of the key accused, who has been arrested, is the president of the BJP’s Yuva Morcha in Peringara and an RSS worker.
The aim of the RSS-BJP is to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere prevalent in the state and to try and check the growth of the CPI(M) by resorting to violence. These machinations will not be allowed to succeed.
The CPI(M) demands that the RSS-BJP put a stop forthwith to such violent attacks.