BJP and RSS are Hindu Terrorists: Karnataka CM Siddaramiah

Hannah Rogers
January 15, 2018

"Congress president Rahul Gandhi is visiting Karnataka from February 10-12 for the first leg of the election campaign", said the party's state unit chief Dr G Parameshwara.

Accusing the Congress of indulging in "vote bank" politics, he said the Karnataka government celebrated the birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan but did not celebrate Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary yesterday. "He is very happy to know that all promises made to the people in the (last election) manifesto have been fulfilled", Siddaramaiah told reporters.

Another BJP MLA, BN Vijaya Kumar slammed the Congress saying, "They are dividing the nation on many issues and they are not nationalistic".

They demanded an immediate apology from the Congress party for calling the BJP and its affiliates terrorists.

Siddaramaiah also accused the BJP of "raising irrelevant issues". I have only said they spread hatred in the name of Hindutva. "And (PM ) Modi may also raise the same issue because they have no issues here to talk about", he said caustically. "BJP, RSS and Bajarang Dal also have terrorists within", he had said, triggering a war of words between the ruling Congress and the saffron party ahead of the upcoming assembly polls.

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He said: "The statement of Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah has reiterated Congress's policy of appeasement and its hatred towards Hindus".

Later, the BJP leaders and workers courted arrest.

The meeting came in the wake of a verbal duel between Siddaramaiah and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah.

On being asked about his comment, Siddaramiah reportedly clarified that he had termed BJP and RSS as "Hindu terrorists".

Shah is on a two-day visit to Karnataka, where Assembly polls are due early this year, to make it battle ready for accomplishing the mission of securing 150-plus seats in the 224-member House.

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