Siddaramaiah clarifies on BJP-RSS terror remark, says he meant 'Hindutva extremists'

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January 12 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has filed a complaint against Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for making inflammatory and derogatory statement. 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, 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". Also claiming that those in the opposition are heartless Hindus, while he is a Hindu with a heart. They are advocating aggressive Hindutva. "Whichever organisation it may be, whether SDPI, PFI or RSS, Bajrang Dal or VHP, our government will not tolerate it if anyone indulges in terrorism and communalism", the CM thundered.

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Supporting the CM's stand, Congress working President Dinesh Gundu Rao went a step ahead and said that BJP should be banned in Karnataka as they are trying to invoke communalism in the state.

Facing flak from the BJP, Siddaramaiah kept up his attack on BJP and RSS, but changed his stance from his Wednesday's statement and branded them as "Hindu extremists".

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday heaped praise on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is locked in a bitter war of words with his Karnataka counterpart S Siddaramaiah on social networking site Twitter. According to our Chief Minister, we are risky people. "According to them, we need to be in jail, and hence, we are launching "jail bharo" programme".

He also hit back at BJP president Amit Shah for his remarks that the Karnataka government was "anti-Hindu".

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