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BJP draws parallel between Siddaramaiah and Hafiz Saeed

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today sought to draw a parallel between and Hafiz Saeed, the founder of terror outfit LeT, saying the in his attack on the and the echoed Saeed's views.

"Desperation and frustration of is evident. For vote politics, he is making senseless charges against the and the RSS, and echoing views of who considers India, BJP, terrorists," GVL said, seeking his apology.

He wondered if the would join Saeed's new party after polls. Pakistan-based Saeed had recently announced to launch his own political party.

Rao's attack at the after the latter called the BJP and the "Hindu extremists".

The BJP has been making a strong bid to dethrone him from power. Its had yesterday accused the state of pursuing anti-Hindu policies.

Rao also tweeted Saeed's comments in which he had called the BJP and the RSS "terrorist outfits" to claim that echoed his views.

Siddaramaiah had yesterday alleged that the BJP and the RSS had terrorists among their ranks.

Speaking to reporters today, Siddaramaiah said, "I had said they are terrorists. I am also a Hindu, but I'm a Hindu with humanity, they are Hindus without humanity. That is the difference between me and... (them)."

"Look at these statements, one by & the other by Siddaramaiah. CM is echoing views of Uncannily similar thinking or deliberate attempt to divert focus from misgovernance? CM should apologise," Rao of the BJP said.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 19:35 IST