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K'taka home minister defends CM's 'terror' jibe at BJP-RSS

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Defending terror" jibe at the BJP-RSS, Ramalinga today said those who created an atmosphere of terror in the society were called terrorists.

"He (Siddaramaiah) had said extremism...those who create an atmosphere of terror in the society are called terrorists. Their (BJP-RSS) conduct is also like that," he told reporters inMangaluru.

Referring to certain controversial remarks of MPs and and Ananth Kumar Hegde, said looking at all this, it was clear that the intention of these people was to disturb peace in the society.

"Those who create an atmosphere of fear among peopleare called terrorists, the chief minister's statement was in that direction," he added.

In a no-holds barred attack, had onJanuary 10 alleged that the BJP, and had terroristswithin their organisations, a charge rubbished by the saffronparty.

"They themselves are like terrorists in a way. The BJP,and also have terrorists within," he had said, taking his attack on the Congress' principal political rival to anew level, ahead of the state Assembly polls due early this year.

After coming under an intense attack from theBJP for his remarks, had yesterday called those associated with the saffron party "extremists".

earlier held a meeting with seniorpolice officials of the Dakshina Kannada region for the second day.

On the repeated violent communal incidents in the region, the said the police department was functioning "efficiently, there is 100 per cent no failure on their part".

"Things will be fine if organisations here keep a silenceand allow people to live peacefully, whether it is the PFI or SDPIor or or or Sriram Sene," he said.

The has been demanding a ban on Islamist outfit PFIand its political wing SDPI, holding them responsible for a spate of killings of activists in the coastal district.

On the other hand, the PFI has blamed outfits for the killing of Muslims in the region.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 18:15 IST