Cong protecting members of PFI, SDPI, says Lekhi

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, also the party's national spokesperson, on Wednesday said that a section of the people in the state was under fear as Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was protecting anti-social elements like Popular Front of India (PFI) and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI).

Lekhi was addressing a press conference here. She said PFI and SDPI were linked to organisations such as Taliban and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen.

"Law and order have collapsed in the state and the government failed to take action against the suspects in the murders of BJP and RSS workers. The police have failed to investigate the murders of writers Gauri Lankesh and M M Kalburgi. But the government is using the issue as a political weapon," she said.

"The Congress government, led by Siddaramaiah, is indulging in 'divide and rule' politics on the basis of religion and caste. As the Congress is playing politics on caste basis, it has become inevitable for the BJP to face the elections on Hindutva strategy. Besides, Siddaramaiah’s government is the most corrupt in the country," she said.

The government is protecting jihadi elements, the spokesperson said.

When asked about the BJP’s contribution to the Dalit community, she said, BJP had made Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit leader, as President of India and the party had several MPs belonging to the community.

The opposition parties are politicising the rape and murder of a girl reported in Kathua of Jammu. “Why is the opposition not raising voice against the rapes reported in Congress-ruled states. A rape is a rape and a murder is a murder. Instead of ensuring justice to the victims, it is unfortunate that such issues are being used for political gains,” she said.

BJP will emerge as the biggest party in the Assembly election and it would not join hands with any other party, she said.

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