Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik who is known for his controversial remarks has indirectly compared slain journalist Gauri Lankesh to a dog on Sunday. Incidentally his organisation is under serious scrutiny , since the suspected shooter of Lankesh, Parashuram Waghmare, was an active member of the Hindutva outfit, according to police.
Indirectly referring to the death of rationalists like Govind Pansare, Narendra Dabholkar, MM Kalburgi murders, Pramod Muthalik said, ” Two murders took place in Karnataka and two in Maharashtra in Congress rule. No one questioned Congress govt failure. Instead, they are asking why is PM Modi silent and not speaking on Gauri Lankesh’s death. Is Modi responsible even if any dog dies in Karnataka?”, he was quoted by ANI. However, later Muthalik said that he is not making a direct comparison between a dog and Gauri Lankesh.
Muthalik was speaking in an interactive session in Bengaluru where he flatly denied Sri Ram Sene having any role in the death of Gauri Lankesh. However, the police is looking to question Rakesh Math, the Vijayapura district president of Sri Ram Sene, regarding his possible involvement in the brutal murder that took place on September 5 last year.