Bengaluru: Karnataka BJP workers on Friday filed a police complaint against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the party after the killing of senior Kannada journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh.
The BJP members filed a complaint at a police station in Chikmagalur.
Rahul Gandhi had on Wednesday attacked PM Modi over the killing of Lankesh.
Commenting on the killing of Gauri Lankesh, the Congress leader had said, “It is a philosophy...anybody who speaks against the ideology of BJP and RSS, is pressurised, beaten, attacked and even killed.”
“People say that the PM is quiet and not said anything, the point is that the entire ideology is to crush dissent,” Rahul Gandhi added.
Calling PM Modi a skilled 'Hindutva politician', Rahul said, "Sometimes, under pressure, the Prime Minister makes some statements. But the entire idea is to crush dissent," adding that "non-violence is the history of this nation... Murder cannot be justified".
The Gandhi scion further accused the PM of double speak.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi also condemned the killing of Gauri Lankesh and said it was a chilling reminder that "intolerance and bigotry is raising its ugly head in our society".
Gauri Lankesh, known for her left-leaning outlook and forthright views against Hindutva politics, was shot dead on Tuesday night by unidentified men at her residence.