K Sudhakaran | Photo: ANI
Kannur: KPCC President K Sudhakaran sparked a controversy here on Wednesday after he revealed that he had "supplied men to guard RSS sakhas (branches)" in Kannur’s Edakkad, Thottada and Kizhunna.
Speaking at the memorial meeting of CMP leader MV Raghavan, Sudhakaran said, “There was a time when CPM tried to destroy RSS sakhas. I protected them. I don’t have any inclination towards the RSS or its goals. I was motivated by the feeling that it is not good for a democrat to watch fundamental rights being violated in a place where democratic rights exist.”
“I have not cooperated with or supported RSS activities in any manner. But, political freedom and freedom of expression are birth rights of every citizen. It must be sustained,” he added.
As the speech stoked a controversy, Sudhakaran came to the fore with an explanation. Standing by his remarks, he said such a step was taken for the protection of democracy.
“Every party has the freedom to act. Congress will intervene even if CPM loses that freedom,” he added.
Sudhakaran earlier had courted another controversy by stating that he would join the BJP if he wished to. CPM has accused Sudhakaran of colluding with RSS and BJP.