A day after a complaint was filed against Rahul Gandhi for linking journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder to RSS-BJP, the Congress on Saturday seemed to do a U-turn on the matter.
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, however, told news agency ANI that there definitely is an ideological conflict.
“Never said RSS-BJP behind this but definitely there’s ideological conflict. Maybe ppl being murdered due to that,” Kharge said when asked about Lankesh’s murder.
“Have talked to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and the Home Minister. Sonia Gandhi is also very concerned and has talked to the CM as well,” he added.
A complaint was filed against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in Chikmagalur, Karnataka, on Friday for trying to link Gauri Lankesh’s killing with BJP-RSS.
BJP workers in Chikmagalur filed a complaint against Rahul for saying that ‘anybody who speaks against the ideology of BJP-RSS is pressured, even killed’.
His comments came a day after Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her house in Bengaluru.
Rahul had attacked RSS over Lankesh’s murder and said ideology of the right wing group is to crush voices of dissent.
“Anybody who speaks against the ideology of BJP-RSS is pressured, even killed,” he had said.
Lankesh, who ran her own Kannada publication, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at her residence in Bengaluru on Tuesday evening. Seven bullets were fired at her by bike-borne assailants out of which three hit and four missed her.