New Delhi, April 9 : The suicide of a college student and the brutal treatment given to his mother by the Police in the state of Kerala was taken up on the floor of Lok Sabha by BJP MP, Poonam Mahajan. While talking about it animatedly, Mahajan took up the issue of an alleged syndicate of the state police and cadres of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM), and condemned it strongly.
“The karyakartas of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Bharatiya Janata Party are always attacked in Kerala. In CPM ruled states, Police and CPM are working together as a syndicate against students, against RSS, and against BJP,” asserted Mahajan amidst heavy protests by CPM MPs. “Even wives and sisters of our karyakartas are murdered, however, not action is taken against the culprits, nor is any case filed against them.”
Each and every citizen in this country has the constitutional right to freedom of expression. However, because the Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan was questioned by two members of Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha, Akhilesh and Prakash Bhbu, they were brutally beaten up by the state police. Students and women in the state are assaulted as well for supporting ideologies other than communism. In the year 2016, nine members of BJP were killed, and four more were killed after that.
Poonam Mahajan demanded that a committee be set up under the leadership of Lok Sabha Speaker, Sumitra Mahajan and “visit Kerala to witness the conditions and sufferings of people of other political wings.” She also blamed CPM members of anti-national activities and sloganeering in the campus of JNU, and charged them of being intolerant towards BJP and RSS.
After these statements of Mahajan, a huge uproar erupted from the opposition side. Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Ananth Kumar, came to the support of Mahajan, stating that, “the killings happening in Kerala by CPM members are condemnable.
Here is a full transcript of Poonam Mahajan’s speech :
Thank you, madam speaker. I only want to say this on the floor of the house; yesterday once again the subject of the suicide of a young Keralite student, Jishnu, was taken up by the members of opposition. However, looking at the story of Jishnu, the way his mother has been treated by the concerned syndicate, it is according to me a sponsored terrorism of CPM that is going on in the state of Kerala. And not only students, but the karyakartas of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Bharatiya Janata Party are always attacked in Kerala. Even women are not spared by these people of CPM. Wives and mothers of our karyakartas are burnt alive and no cases have been registered. Today they talk about Jishnu, today they preach to us about intolerance; the student wing of CPM preach to us of intolerance. However, intolerance is not defined only by freedom; the CPM ruled state of Kerala should first show tolerance (towards karyakartas of other parties and organizations) and then preach about it.
Yesterday in Kerala, madam speaker, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha…everyone has constitutional rights…I have rights in the constitution…to prevent… I can say no to my Chief Minister…karyakartas of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Abhilash in the past, and now Prakash babu, were beaten up so brutally by the police, and it is a syndicate of Police and CPM karyakartas were; they beat him up together, and now he is in ICU, madam. Not a single case has been filed. Dalits are the subjects of atrocities in Kerala; every time this goes on in Kerala and you (CPM) talk about ideology. You only talk about Jishnu, but there are several other students, be they law students or be from any stream, even they (face brutalities)…Madam, in CPM ruled states — Terrorism — Police and CPM are together as a syndicate against students, against RSS, and against BJP.
Your peace movement took place in 2016 along with the government; 9 of our karyakartas were killed. Even after the peace talks, madam, these people killed 4 more people. Why should we keep silent? Can’t they see intolerance in this? Today we seek the answer of this. Today I in front of you, madam, want you and some MPs under your leadership visit Kerala along with us, and witness the condition and sufferings of people of people of other political wings. You take us there and show us. This syndicate should stop. Their own ideology … they will shout for independence in the campus of JNU.
The government should be dissolved, and we will make it happen. They talk about freedom over there (JNU), they want to free the nation, they want to split the nation into parts, but in Kerala they can’t tolerate dissenting ideologies. Our karyakartas are insulted, killed.