The Hindutva faction Sri Rama Sene has joined hands with Shiv Sena to contest in the Karnataka Elections set to be held on May 12. With an intention of promoting Hindutva, the party will field 60 candidates in the upcoming elections.
Shiv Sena's Karnataka working president and Karuneshwar Mutt pontiff Siddalinga Swami, known for his hate speeches, is likely to contest from Jevargi constituency.
Currently, the names of 60 candidates have been sent to the headquarters of Shiv Sena in Mumbai. Sri Rama Sene Chief Pramod Muthalik is likely to contest from Sringeri or Terdal.
Pramod Muthalik slammed BJP for not providing any ticket to him. He said, "We are the only party vying to promote and bring in the principles of Hindutva. Whereas Janasangh was transformed into BJP and is a pseudo party claiming votes in the name of Hindutva."
"BJP is using Hindutva for political gains, but we are entering politics for the sake of Hindutva," Muthalik added.
Speaking about protection of cows, he again said that BJP has no moral right to speak about it as they have clearly said that beef will not be banned in Goa, where BJP is in power.
He also took Chikkamagalur MLA CT Ravi to task and said that he has lied by saying that Baba Budangiri issue will be solved within 24 hours of BJP coming into power. Muthalik said that BJP was lying to people and is prolonging the Datta Peetha issue deliberately.
Will Muthalik's Hindutva rise over BJP's campaign? All eyes on May 12th.