Vastavam web: Karnataka BJP MP Nalin Kumar Kateel today called Chief Minister Siddaramaiah a “terrorist”, accusing him of supporting the alleged killing of Hindu activists in the state, by remaining silent.The Dakshina Kannada MP, who referred to Siddaramaiah as “Sultan Siddaramaiah”, also held the Congress and Indira Gandhi responsible for terrorism in the country.At a party rally in Bantwal, he said: “So, the Congress supported terrorism, Indira Gandhi created terrorists, but the chief minister of this state has exceeded all this and himself has become a terrorist.
Kateel is now taking part in ‘Jana Suraksha Yatre’ (protection of people march) in communally-sensitive coastal and Malnad regions of Karnataka, aiming to create awareness about “anti-Hindu” policies of the Congress government in the state.Kateel said one who supports an act of terror is also a terrorist, as he accused Siddaramaiah of remaining silent on the alleged killing of Hindu activists in Karnataka.
“Why I said terrorist is because the one who creates terror is a terrorist. One need not hold a pistol if he stands behind those holding pistol, it is enough. If one stands behind those holding a talwar (sword) and says I’m there, he is a terrorist.”RSS worker Sarath Madiwala was attacked by unidentified assailants at Bantwal on July 4 last year. He had succumbed to injuries three days later.In August, several persons, including Sharief (20), the prime accused, were arrested.Kateel even referred to the chief minister as “Sultan Siddaramaiah”.