Sangh Parivar behind communal incidents in State: Siddaramaiah

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Monday that the Sangh Parivar was behind the communal incidents in different parts of the State.

Speaking to presspersons at the helipad here, Mr. Siddaramaiah said that the Sangh Parivar should first stop its communal activities before pointing fingers at others. The police had been told to keep a vigil on Bajrang Dal, Popular Front of India (PFI) and such other organisations, he said.

To a query, Mr. Siddaramaiah said “We follow Hinduism which has humanism at its core, whereas they (Sangh Parivar) are neither Hindus nor have humane principles.”

On Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s remarks against the State government, Mr. Siddaramaiah said that Mr. Adityanath should study the figures of development indices of both Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh before making such comments. “Karnataka is number one in attracting investment in the country. We are number three in tax collection in the entire country. Mr. Adityanath is ‘Jungle Raj’ Chief Minister. We have nothing to learn from the followers of Nathuram Godse. They (Sangh Parivar) are followers of Nathuram Godse.”

“Swami Vivekananda said Hinduism comes from our actions and humane principles and not due to food habits,” he added.

Pramod Madhwaraj, Minister for Fisheries, Youth Empowerment and Sports, U.T. Khader, Food and Civil Supplies Minister, and Gopal Poojary, MLA, were present.

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