- BJP state president reiterated the video shows CPM workers celebrating the death of an RSS activist
- "The video is authentic, and I am ready to go to jail if proven otherwise," Kummanam Rajasekharan said
- CM Pinarayi Vijayan had said Kummanam would face criminal charges if the video was found as fake
- RSS worker Choorakkad Biju was hacked to death allegedly by CPM activists in Payyanur on Friday
BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan has reiterated that a video he posted on social media, which purportedly shows CPM workers in Kannur celebrating the death of an RSS activist, is authentic.
"The video is authentic, and I am ready to go to jail if proven otherwise," reports quoted Kummanam as saying on Tuesday. The statement comes after an SFI leader in Kannur sent an official complaint against BJP state president to the Chief Minister and the DGP, alleging the video was fake.
RSS worker Choorakkad Biju was hacked to death allegedly by CPM activists at Payyanur town on Friday. On Saturday, Kummanam posted a video, which showed some youth shouting and celebrating, on his Twitter and Facebook pages with the caption, "Brutality, beastiality at its worst- Kannur Communists celebrate murder of RSS Karyakartha Biju, whom they beheaded. #JungleRajInKerala (sic)."
SFI Kannur district president Muhammed Siraj filed a complaint against Kummanam on Tuesday, claiming the BJP chief was trying to heighten tensions between the RSS and the CPM by posting the 'fake' video.
Earlier, CM Pinarayi Vijayan had told the Assembly that Kummanam could be arrested and would face criminal charges if the video was found to be fake. CPM district secretary P Jayarajan also stated that appropriate action should be taken against the BJP leader if he was proved wrong.
Biju, who was an accused in the murder of CPM worker Dhanaraj in July, was out on bail when he was killed. Biju's death was the first incident of political violence in Kannur after the peace talks between the leaders of the CPM and the RSS in January.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:42 PM IST