BJP, RSS are 'Hindu extremists': Siddaramaiah

BJP, RSS are 'Hindu extremists': Siddaramaiah

Speaking with mediapersons here on Friday, Vijayashankar said that he will join the Congress in the presence of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president G Parameshwara at the chief minister's office in Bengaluru.

"BJP, RSS and Bajrang Dal are like terrorists". He made the comment in response to a question on the action taken against Popular Front of India (PFI) for the alleged murder of Hindu activist Rudresh in 2016.

On Monday, Siddaramaiah had mounted an offensive against Adityanath for daring him to ban cow-slaughter and asked, "I have reared cows, grazed them and even cleaned the dung". I am also a Hindu, but Im a Hindu with humanity, they are Hindus without humanity. They are advocating aggressive Hindutva.

Siddaramaiah, who came under intense attack from the BJP yesterday for saying that the party and its fountainhead RSS had "terrorists", today called them "Hindutva extremists". According to our Chief Minister, we are unsafe people.

The complaint has been filed by BJP Karnataka Spokesperson S Sureshkumar and State President PN Sadashiva filed complaint against CM Siddaramaiah and Dinesh Gundu Rao for making inflammatory and derogatory statement on BJP amounting to Defamatory and Criminal Acts under Indian Penal Code (IPC).

"Otherwise, we will protest all over the state tomorrow", said Karnataka BJP leader Shobha Karandlaje. "We need to be in jail, and hence this jail bharo programme", she said. The Congress government is resorting to vote-bank politics, but the BJP government will ensure that the killers of BJP and RSS workers are brought to book, he added.