Siddaramaiah slams BJP over Savarkar controversy
20 August, 2022 | Simran Turak
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday for being “jaundiced”. Now, he launched another attack on the party and s...
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday for being “jaundiced”. Now, he launched another attack on the party and said that those who killed Gandhi will not spare him.
While addressing the media persons during his visit to the rain-affected areas in Chikkamagaluru, he emphasized that he’s on BJP’s retina for speaking out the truth.
“Will those who killed Gandhiji, will they spare me? I tell the truth that’s why BJP and RSS people are angry with me. Nathuram Godse killed Gandhiji, it is sad that they worship his portrait,” said Siddaramaiah.
The opposition leader also clarified the Savarka controversy, said “It is true that VD Savarkar went to jail. He wrote an apology letter and was released from jail. BJP calls him Veer Savarkar. I’m not angry with Savarkar. What I said was the way he behaved was not right.”
His words echoed after clashes in Shivamogga where a group of Tipu Sultan followers allegedly tried to remove a poster of RSS leader Veer Savarkar installed at Ameer Ahmed circle on Independence Day.
“BJP is now making drama of Har Ghar Tiranga. BJP has launched the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign on the occasion of ‘Amrita Mahotsava of Independence’. Savarkar, Golwalkar had said that this national flag is not suitable for our country and it continues,” he added.
Earlier, former Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress leader Veerappa Moily claimed that the rise of caste and communalism in Karnataka has stolen the peace of the nation’s citizens after an “egg attack” against Opposition leader and Congress leader Siddaramaiah in Kodagu district.
“In recent days, the rise of caste and communalism in Karnataka has stolen the peace of the people of the country. Former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah was attacked by BJP in Kodagu yesterday. The activist rush is a symbol of hate politics at its lowest level. Perhaps, this mishap has never happened in Karnataka politics,” Congress leader Veerappa Moily said in a recent statement.