BENGALURU: Indian state Karnataka’s Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has labelled ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ‘Hindutva Terrorists.’
BJP is considered to be the political wing of RSS, a Hindu-extremist party in the country.
He made these harsh remarks as the slugfest between Congress and BJP escalated Thursday. Karnataka is expecting elections in the last week of April or the first week of May.
The spat began when the BJP leader Amit Shah while addressing an election-rally blamed Congress-led state government to be separatists-supporter and anti-Hindu.
Siddaramaiah responded in the same breath by stating BJP and RSS were without humanity and Hindutva terrorists.
“I had said they are Hindutva terrorists. I am also a Hindu, but I’m a Hindu with humanity, they (BJP, RSS) are Hindus without humanity.”
The BJP leader claimed that at least 21 BJP and RSS have been killed in the state in the last three years and the Congress government is not even investigating it.