A Hindu Mahasabha leader made a controversial statement in Karnataka on Saturday. In the statement, the leader has said that to protect the Hindus, we did not even spare Gandhi. The name of this leader of Hindu Mahasabha is Dharmendra. He was addressing a press conference in Mangaluru. This press conference was organized in relation to the illegal religious structures demolished here.
During this, the Hindu Mahasabha leader openly challenged the leaders of the BJP government. Dharmendra said that when we did not spare Mahatma Gandhi to protect Hindus, then what do you think we will leave you. He said, the government has demolished temples in Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada and Mysore. Who is running the government? If all this had happened during the Congress tenure, then how do you think the situation would have remained the same? This leader further said that as long as there is a Hindu Mahasabha, no Hindu temple will be allowed to be demolished.
High court order was being followed
Recently a video surfaced, in which the Mysore district administration is demolishing a temple. This statement has come after this. In fact, the Karnataka High Court had pulled up the government for not cracking down on illegal constructions on government land. After this the Mysore district administration was taking this action. On August 12, the High Court had said that the Supreme Court has said that any illegal religious construction built after September 29, 2009 will not be valid.
Government took steps back
This leader of Hindu Mahasabha further said that why mosques and churches are not being demolished under this campaign? He said that if our constitution talks about the right to equality, then why only Hindus are being targeted? While responding to this matter, the Karnataka government said that it was not aware of the Mysore district administration’s plan to demolish the temple. The government also said that the campaign should be banned, justifying the move. Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister KS Eshwarappa said all deputy commissioners would be asked not to take any hasty steps. The government will sit and deliberate on this, after which appropriate guidelines will be issued.