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In Mangaluru, Pinarayi invokes his college days to give reply to RSS threat

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Pinarayi Vijayan Pinarayi Vijayan speaks at a harmony rally in Mangaluru. Photo: Fahadh Muneer

Mangaluru: In a strong reply to the Sangh Parivar forces which had threatened to stop him from attending a rally here, Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said he was not airdropped to the post of Kerala chief minister.

Pinarayi said the RSS, which had threatened to stop his visit, should have remembered his past before issuing such threats.

“As a student of Brennen College (in Thalassery), I had walked amid dagger-weilding RSS men. They could not even touch me then,” an emotionally charged Pinarayi said at the end of his speech that targeted the Hindutva outfit.

Recollecting the incident in which he was stopped from attending an event in Bhopal recently, Pinarayi said he chose to stay away from that meet since the government and the police there had asked him to do so. “I chose to abide by the request of the government there as the chief minister of another state. Nobody will be able to stop Pinarayi Vijayan when he is not a chief minister,” he told a cheering crowd.

He thanked the Karnataka government and media for facilitating his visit to the state.

Citing incidents from history, Pinarayi said the RSS has been following the fascist policies of Hitler and Mussolini.

Pinarayi said the RSS had played no role in the freedom struggle. “The RSS had always believed in dividing people on communal grounds. Just like Hitler eliminated Jews and communists, the RSS has been targeting the minorities and communists in India,” Pinarayi told the 'Aikyatha Rally' (Rally for Harmony).

The chief minister's visit to the neighboring state had ignited a controversy after Sangh Parivar outfits staged protests. The right wing groupings have called for a hartal against his visit in Mangaluru on Saturday.

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The police imposed section 144 in Mangalore Commissionerate limits from 6 pm of February 24 to 6 am of February 26 to restrict bandh, hartal and any other processions.

Amid protests & ban orders in Mangaluru, Pinarayi to attend 'Rally for Harmony' Pinarayi Vijayan

Hundreds of activists of BJP and right wing outfits held a protest rally in Mangaluru on Friday against the scheduled visit of Kerala CM.

The BJP had alleged that Vijayan was the "mastermind" behind the crimes against its workers in Kerala, especially in Kannur district.

Pinarayi is not a stranger to Sangh Parivar's ire - in December last year, while on a visit to Bhopal, he had to return from a meeting of Kerala-based organizations there after angry RSS and Bajrang Dal activists blockaded his path.

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