Muthalik flays JDS for opposing anti cow slaughter bill

Hubli: Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik today criticized the JDS for opposing the Anti-Cow Slaughter Bill, alleging it was a move to please minorities and part of its "vote-bank politics" in Karnataka.

His comments come in the wake of JD(S) leader and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda calling on President Pratibha Patil to appeal to her not to give assent to the Bill.

Speaking to reporters here, Muthalik said the Sene will stage protest dharnas in front of all offices of district deputy commissioners, demanding a ban on radical outfit Popular Front of India, which he alleged, was responsible for the growth of terrorism in the country.

He flayed the Congress demand for a CBI probe into the illegal mining issue in Karnataka and alleged Congress leaders themselves were part of such activities.