BJP and RSS are Hindu Terrorists: Karnataka CM Siddaramiah

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Dr Parameshwara said "As the election campaign picks up momentum in the State, the BJP's highly-motivated workers, especially those drawn from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), will be effectively deployed to raise the emotional pitch on cow slaughter and other religious issues".

Siddaramaiah had on Wednesday said that the BJP, RSS and the Bajrang Dal had terrorists in their organisations, a charge rubbished by the BJP. "You can seek clarification from him, he won't speak anything of this kind if he has no intelligence input," Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan told reporters here, when asked to comment on Siddaramaiah's remarks. That is the difference between me and. The saffron party said that the Congress had supported separatists.

Calling Mr Siddarama-iah "irresponsible" for linking the party built by Atal Behari Vajpayee with terrorists, BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje on Thursday alleged that "if there is terrorism in this country today, the Congress is the main reason for it, also for the situation in Kashmir". Accusing the Congress of having supported the Khalistan movement, she said, "We have lost several officers, soldiers, leaders.because of it". He claimed that he was only referring to Hindutva extremism when speaking of terrorists.The controversy points to the heightened rhetoric in the state, which is due to go to election in the coming months.

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BJP has been demanding a ban on Islamist outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) and its political wing Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), holding them responsible for a spate of killings of Hindu activists in the state's coastal Dakshina Kannada district.

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