Bengaluru | Sri Ram Sena President Pramod Muthalik on Sunday created a controversy by comparing Journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh death with a dog’s death.
While addressing a public meeting he criticized the opposition that no one questioned the murder of four journalists in both Maharashtra and Karnataka which took place during the previous Congress government’s tenure.
“No one questioned the Congress government’s failure. Instead, they are asking why is Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi silent and not speaking on Gauri Lankesh’s death. Many wanted PM Modi to react after Gauri Lankesh’s death. Why should Modi react if some dog dies in Karnataka?” he said.
Two murders took place in Karnataka and two in Maharashtra in Congress rule. No one questioned Congress govt failure. Instead, they are asking why is PM Modi silent and not speaking on Gauri Lankesh’s death. Is Modi responsible even if any dog dies in Karnataka?:Pramod Muthalik pic.twitter.com/e7GDdNvTbO
— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2018
Clarifying the allegation of Parashuram Waghmare, the main accused in Gauri Lanesh murder association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Muthalik said that “Sri Ram Sena has no connection with Parashuram. I don’t know what has he said before the Special Investigation Team (SIT). There are so many people who click photos with me, just by clicking photos someone will not become an SRS worker.”
Earlier the SIT arrested Waghmare from Karnataka’s Sindhagi city on June 12 in connection with Gauri Lankesh’s Murder. Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her Bengaluru residence on September 5, 2017.