"We believe in the leadership of the current Home Minister Parameshwara than his predecessor (George)."

Congress minister Parameshwara has a new distinction RSS trusts him more than his predecessor
news Politics Friday, March 18, 2016 - 22:03

Senior RSS leader V Nagaraj on Friday said the Sangh believed in the leadership of Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara than his predecessor K J George, in bringing to justice the activists of PFI and KDF, whom he blamed for the murder of an RSS worker in Mysuru.

"We believe in the leadership of the current Home Minister Parameshwara than his predecessor (George). We hope he will bring to justice the activists of PFI and KDF who are suspected to have killed the RSS worker," Nagaraj, Kshetreeya Sanghachalak of the RSS for Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, told reporters here.

Nagaraj blamed George for releasing the activists of Popular Front of India and Karnataka Democratic Front during his term as the Home Minister, which instilled no-fear in them to carry out criminal activities in anticipation of the government coming to their rescue.

RSS worker Raju was murdered by unidentified assailants in Mysuru on March 13. His death forced BJP and VHP workers stage protest.

On VHP and Bajrang Dal's opposition to mentioning the name of Deputy Commissioner AB Ibrahim in the invitation card of a function of Mahalingeshwara temple near Mangaluru, Nagaraj said the religion of a bureaucrat was being unnecessarily dragged into the issue, which is related to the traditions of the temple.

"The religion of the bureaucrat is being dragged into the whole issue of temple traditions. The temple is following its own traditions and as per traditions, nobody's name is included on invitation card, but it has been included for now for the first time by the muzrai department. The government needs to address the issue as to why the name of the bureaucrat was included in the invitation card," he said.

The issue has snowballed into a controversy with Right wing groups threatening to call a bandh if the bureaucrat's name was not dropped.

He declined to comment to a query on senior RSS Leader Dattatreya Hosabale's remarks on homosexuality.

Hosabale had commented that homosexuality was a "socially immoral act" which needed to be treated as a psychological case and demanded a ban on gay marriages, while making a series of tweets clarifying it shouldn't be glorified.

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