Shobha speaks on deaths of BJP, RSS workers in LS

BJP Lok Sabha member from Udupi-Chikkamagaluru Shobha Karandlaje, on Thursday raised in the Lok Sabha the issue of killing of activists of her party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Karnataka.

Raising the issue during zero hour, Shobha said "20 Hindu activists" of the RSS and BJP had been killed in Karnataka. She alleged that coastal Karnataka and coastal Kerala had become a hotbed of "jihadi" activities. "International terrorist Yasin Bhatkal and several of his accomplices have been arrested from coastal region of Kerala and Karnataka. Now, the jihadi forces are killing Hindu activists in large numbers," she told the House.

She also had a brief exchange of words with some CPM members.

Shobha referred to the arrest of PFI (Popular Front of India) activists in connection with the murder of RSS worker Rudresh and the murder of young fisherman Paresh Mesta at Honnavar in Uttara Kannada district.

"Raised the issue of killing of Hindu Karyakartas including #PareshMesta during Zero hour in Parliament. Demanded a NIA (National Investigation Agency) enquiry on these killings," Karandlaje later posted on Twitter.

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