Vinayak Baliga’s family poses questions to Shah

Vinayak Baliga’s family poses questions to Shah

Right to Information activist Vinayak Baliga’s sisters have written an open letter to BJP national president Amit Shah demanding answers in connection with the murder of their slain brother, who was also a BJP worker.

Speaking to reporters, Anuradha, one of the sisters, sought to know why neither MP Nalin Kumar Kateel nor any other office-bearer of the BJP had visited them even once.

Rationalist Narendra Nayak, along with Baliga’s sisters , produced a response by one of the BJP ministers writing to the Karnataka home secretary to constitute a special investigation team to ascertain the causes for his murder, in which the names of the present Mangaluru South MLA candidate Vedavyas Kamath and his associate Naresh Shenoy have been mentioned.

Harsha, another sister of Vinayak Baliga, had asked BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi on why the BJP had been supporting the murder suspect instead of supporting Baliga’s case during a recent programme in the city. Meenakshi had sidelined the question terming it as a local issue. The Baliga family also sought an explanation from Shah on this issue.

Some of the questions posed by Baliga’s sisters include:

* Why their brother’s name is missing in the campaigns about BJP workers being murdered in Karnataka? 
* Why did the party fail to stage a protest, though Baliga was an active member of BJP and RSS all his life?
* How the party that claims to lend great support to women and downtrodden, help four sisters and 88-year-old father of Baliga struggling for?