PM Modi Accuses Congress of Encouraging 'Dangerous Mindsets' in Karnataka

PM Modi accuses Karnataka Congress govt of promoting dangerous attitudes, citing recent attacks on girls. Incidents spark political confrontation, with BJP alleging 'love jihad' and Congress denying it. Outcome could impact national politics.

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PM Modi Accuses Congress of Encouraging 'Dangerous Mindsets' in Karnataka

PM Modi Accuses Congress of Encouraging 'Dangerous Mindsets' in Karnataka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused the Congress government in Karnataka of promoting hazardous attitudes, citing recent attacks on girls in the state. In a scathing criticism ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Modi referred to three specific incidents: the murder of a Congress corporator's daughter by a male acquaintance in Hubballi, a bomb explosion at a cafeteria in Bengaluru, and the assault of a Hindu shopkeeper for playing the Hanuman Chalisa during the Azaan.

The brutal murder of 24-year-old Neha Hiremath, the daughter of a Congress corporator, on the campus of her college in Hubballi by Fayaz Kondikoppa, a Muslim youth, has ignited widespread indignation and demonstrations. The BJP has alleged that it is a case of 'love jihad' and has blamed the deterioration of law and order under the Congress regime. However, the Congress government has tried to project it as an incident with a personal angle, with the Home Minister stating that there is no 'love jihad' angle as of now.

Modi said the manner in which the Congress government had been fostering certain 'thoughts and attitudes' was hazardous, and asked the people of Karnataka to be 'very alert' with the Congress government's moves. He also said that serving and securing every mother, sister, and daughter was his priority, and that he will guarantee that three crore sisters will become 'Lakhpati Didis', earning over one lakh rupees annually.

Why this matters: The accusations by the Prime Minister against the ruling party in Karnataka have significant implications for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the state. The incidents cited by Modi have ignited a political confrontation between the BJP and the Congress, with both parties trying to leverage the situation to their advantage. The outcome of this political battle could have a bearing on the larger national political landscape.

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has called for a thorough investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into Neha's murder, alleging the involvement of Fayaz's associates and Muslim extremist organizations. The VHP claimed that assaults against Hindus have escalated since the Congress government assumed power in the state, with fundamentalist groups allegedly orchestrating efforts to Islamize Karnataka by instilling fear among Hindus. "The murder of Neha Hiremath on the campus of her college in Hubballi has sparked widespread condemnation and protests," said BJP leader and former Karnataka CM Jagadish Shettar, who visited the victim's family and demanded a speedy

Key Takeaways

  • PM Modi accused Karnataka Congress govt of promoting hazardous attitudes.
  • Incidents cited: Neha Hiremath's murder, Bengaluru cafe blast, Hindu shopkeeper assault.
  • BJP alleges 'love jihad' in Neha's murder, Congress denies the angle.
  • PM asked Karnataka voters to be 'very alert' of Congress govt's moves.
  • VHP demands NIA probe into Neha's murder, alleges Hindu attacks under Congress.