The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Kerala Rejects Extremist Violence
The BJP President, J. P. Nadda, has said Kerala is becoming a hotspot of terrorism. This false accusation cannot cover up the fact that political violence in Kerala is being perpetuated by killings and retaliatory killings indulged in by the RSS and the Popular Front of India (PFI). This year itself, there have been four deaths due to killings and retaliatory killings by workers of these two organisations in Alappuzha and Palakkad districts.
This is a deliberate effort to vitiate communal peace in the state and create communal polarization. It would be better for the BJP President to advise the RSS not to engage in such provocative activities. The LDF government has been taking firm action against the violent activities of all extremist organisations.
The people of Kerala are known for their exemplary commitment to communal amity and peace and they will not tolerate any extremist violence.
For CPI(M) Central Committee office