A. Vijayaraghavan | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kozhikode: CPI (M) acting secretary A. Vijayaraghavan has come out with an explanation after his remarks that minority communalism was more intense, created a controversy.
Vijaraghavan made the remark while addressing a gathering during LDF’s ‘Vikasana Munnetta Jatha’ at Mukkam. However, as his remarks stirred up a controversy, Vijayaraghavan has gone back on his statement.
“I never said that minority communalism was more dangerous. Majority communalism is more dangerous as it has influence of power – this was my statement,” Vijayaraghavan clarified and alleged that his speech was misinterpreted by the media.
“There is a difficulty faced by the minorities in our country. Minority communalism is a form of communalism. We can never encourage that. We are not saying this to gain votes,” Vijayaraghavan further said.
Responding to celebrities including comedian and movie star Ramesh Pisharody joining the Congress, Vijayaraghavan said that it was equal to getting a ticket in the titanic.