Stand by my remarks on Golwalkar’s book: Satheesan | Latest News India
Leader of Opposition in the Kerala assembly VD Satheesan on Saturday said he stood by his statement that the remarks against the Constitution by former minister Saji Cherian were from a book penned by RSS ideologue MS Golwalkar and he was ready to face any legal consequence over this.
Satheesan was replying to a question from reports here regarding a reported legal notice sent by the RSS State leadership to him over his statement that Cherian’s anti-Constitution remarks were similar to that of the content in Golwalkar’s book “Bunch of Thoughts.
Noting that he was rejecting the notice with the “contempt it deserves”, the Congress leader said, “I am ready to face any legal action over this. I made the statement quoting the page number of the book. ” He further said the approach of the RSS and that of Cherian, who is also the State secretariat member of the CPI (M), towards the Constitution were similar.
According to media reports, the RSS sent a legal notice to Satheesan seeking an explanation from him as to where the comments were made by Golwalkar in his book.
Meanwhile, BJP attacked Satheesan, saying he was opposing the RSS to garner votes of religious fundamentalists.
“Satheesan had, in 2013, taken part in a Sangh Parivar event and praised the Sangh organizations. The same Satheesan is now criticizing KNA Khader who attended Kesari’s event. Why does the Leader of Opposition Satheesan have this feeling of untouchability which he did not have when he was just an MLA. He is just aiming at the votebank politics, ”BJP State chief K Surendran told the reporters.
Satheesan, while addressing reporters, criticized CPI (M) State Secretary Kodiyeri Balarkrishnan also for “lavishing praise” on Cherian over his resignation.
He said Cherian was yet to withdraw his comments against the Constitution, but Balakrishnan said he had upheld the democratic values by resigning from his post, when the controversy erupted.
The LoP said the ruling CPI (M) should have asked Cherian to admit what he had said about the Constitution was wrong.