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Karnataka BJP Files Complaint Against Siddaramaiah Over "Hindutva Terror" Remark

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah. Source PTI Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah. Source PTI
Melinda Barton | 13 January, 2018, 08:15

As the war of words between BJP president Amit Shah and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah gets intense in the run up to the Karnataka polls, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has called a meeting of senior leaders to discuss the poll strategy for the State.

The BJP and the Congress have been involved in war of words after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth's rally in Bengaluru. They demanded an apology from the Chief Minister and sought a ban on PFI. "Because he wont speak anything of this kind if he has no intelligence input", Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan told reporters here.

While Siddaramaiah said on Wednesday that the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh harbour extremists, Rao claimed that the saffron party ran the risk of becoming a terrorist organisation.

Kumar condemned the chief minister's remarks, terming it as an attack on the country's biggest political party.

But, later speaking to reporters in Mysuru, Mr Siddaramaiah said, "I had said they are Hindutva terrorists". I am also a Hindu, but Im a Hindu with humanity, they are Hindus without humanity.

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Shah went on to declare that the Siddaramaiah government was against Hindus, offering as proof the allegation that it had withdrawn all cases against the controversial SDPI (Social Democratic Party of India).

Shah also put to rest any doubts over Yeddyurappa's candidature, exhorting the crowd to make him the next chief minister and make Karnataka "Congress-mukt". "Only Amit Shah ji can do this", he said, adding only people of the state can decide whose government will be formed (in the state).