Kim Jong Un CPIM
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un's picture on CPIM poster in KeralaTwitter

The Left parties in Kerala sparked a controversy on Sunday, December 17 after the BJP spokesperson Samit Patra spotted a few Communist Party of India [Marxist] (CPIM) workers holding a banner with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un in it.

Patra lashed out at the Left as he accused them of 13 political killings of the RSS and BJP members in the past few years. Patra referring to the threats of Jong-Un to the United States over launching missiles, tweeted, "Kim Jong-un finds place in CPM's posters in Kerala!! No wonder they have converted Kerala into Killing fields for their opponents!"

He added, "Hope the left is not planning to launch missiles at the RSS, BJP offices as their next gruesome agenda!"

The poster is reportedly an invite to the CPM cadres to attend the party meet in Nedumkandam on December 16-17, The Financial Express reported. However, CPIM's district secretary said, "The poster must be a mistake made by the party's local factions" as he asserted that "the party has asked that it must be removed."

Kerala has witnessed over 90 gruesome political murders since 1995. More than half of the killings in Kannur are due to the rivalry between RSS-BJP and Left factions in Kerala.

In October this year, BJP President Amit Shah had launched a campaign— Jan Raksha Yatra against the killings in Kerala, which means march for people's protection. The political campaign came under heavy criticism after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in his address had lashed out at the ruling Left in Kerala, and accused the Pinarayi government of promoting Jihadi terrorism in the state.