Claiming that Pinarayi Vijayan was responsible for the murders of his organisation's activists in the state, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader from Madhya Pradesh announced a reward of Rs 1 crore to anybody who gets him the Kerala chief minister's head.

Madhya Pradesh-based RSS leader Dr Kundan Chandrawat while addressing a gathering in Ujjain said that hundreds of pracharaks have been killed and if anybody gets him the head of Vijayan, he will give property and wealth worth Rs 1 crore to that person.

The event was organised in protest against the killing of RSS activists in the state, reports Indian Express.

Last year, the RSS condemned the "continued attack" on its cadres in Kerala allegedly by the CPI(M) workers and claimed that as many as 250 swayamsevaks had been "eliminated" in Kerala since 1942.

Chandrawat refused to apologise for his statement and said:

Condemning the statement, CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury said that it was outrageous for an RSS worker to threaten a Chief Minister like this.

In a conversation with Indian Express, Ujjain Vibhag Prachar Pramukh of RSS Dr Ratnadeep Nigam clarified that Chandrwat was invited in his personal capacity and whatever he said doesn't amount to the official stand of the RSS.