India Rahul Gandhi bans use of ‘Hindu extremists’, ‘terrorists’ for BJP, RSS in poll-bound Karnataka

15:10  14 january  2018
15:10  14 january  2018 Source:   India Today

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Siddaramaiah had called the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ( RSS ) "Hindutva extremists ", while Shah had termed his government in Karnataka "anti- Hindu ". congress Rahul Gandhi Siddaramaiah Karnataka politics BJP Karnataka assembly polls .

Rahul Gandhi will launch the first leg of his election campaign in Karnataka from February 10-12, with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had called the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ( RSS ) "Hindutva extremists ", while Shah had termed his government in Karnataka "anti- Hindu ".

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has asked party leaders not to use words like "Hindu extremists" and "terrorists" for the BJP and RSS in poll-bound Karnataka.

Rahul Gandhi's advice came days after Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah calling the BJP and RSS "terrorists".

In a meeting with the top brass of the party’s Karnataka unit yesterday, Rahul Gandhi prohibited use of these words in the run up to the assembly election.

“Rahul said that we should refrain from making statements or using terms like 'terrorists' or 'Hindu extremists' on all levels, right from speech of leaders to our social media platforms," said Madhu Goud Yashki, the Congress secretary incharge-Karnataka.

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WAR OF WORDS IN POLL-BOUND KARNATAKA

While charting out the strategy for the Karnataka Assembly election, Rahul Gandhi stated that the leaders should not walk into the BJP's trap to polarise the state for election.

Earlier, Siddaramaiah and BJP leaders engaged in a heated war of words.

While Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, campaigning in Karnataka, dared Siddaramaiah to ban beef in the state if "he is a Hindu", latter compared the BJP and RSS with terror outfits.

Siddaramaiah later even refused to apologise for his controversial attack.

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