Chop off arms of Bajrang Dal, VHP or resign: Siddaramaiah
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 07, 2010, 22:28
Bangalore: The war of words between the ruling BJP and the opposition continued with senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Sunday challenging Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to "chop off the arms" of Bajrang Dal, VHP and Srirama Sene or quit office.

"Yeddyurappa now has to chop off the arms of Bajrang Dal, Srirama Sene, Pramod Mutalik (Srirama Sene leader) and VHP. Let him chop off now that it has come to know (who is behind church attacks in Karnataka)", Siddaramaiah told reporters at Kollegala in Chamarajanagar district.

"If he can't chop off, he has to leave his chair (has to resign)," the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly said.

Last month, perturbed over a church attack, Yeddyurappa asked the people to chop off the arms of desecrators if they catch them.

Earlier this month, Justice B K Somasekhara Commission of Enquiry, which probed attacks on Christian prayer halls in 2008, submitted its interim report without clearly identifying the perpetrators.

But it added that "a strong impression is created" that Sangh Parivar groups are mainly responsible for the attacks and that top police officials and district administration colluded with them "directly or indirectly".


First Published: Sunday, February 07, 2010, 22:28

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