Bengaluru: Stepping up its attack on the Congress government in the wake of a brutal murder of an Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)worker, BJP on Friday petitioned Governor Vajubhai Vala demanding an inquiry by National Investigation Agency (NIA) into killings of party and RSS activists.
The party has blamed blamed "unholy nexus" of "extremists" and Marxists for the killing. The delegation led by state party chief B. S. Yeddyurappa and Leader of opposition Jagadish Shettar met Vala and alleged that the Congress government "is bent upon allowing the killers to have a field day" and is not keen to trace the assailants involved in any of these cases.
Also alleging Congress' of indulging in "vote-bank politics", they appealed to the Governor to prevail upon the state government to hand over the cases to National Investigating Agency to "unearth the motive and expose" the perpetrators of the crime.
Rudresh, a 35-year old RSS worker, was hacked to death by two motorcycle-borne men who struck him with machete on Kamaraja Road last Sunday when he was returning home on a bike after attending a Sangh event.
Stating that Rudresh's was the latest in the series of killings of activists belonging to "Nationalist School of Thought" in the last two years, the memorandum cited a list of incidents about Hindutva activists "who have fallen victim to PFI goons".
"The attacks are executed systematically. In all the mentioned attacks, the weapons used are more or less the same (long swords and tamancha) and the modus operandi adopted by the attackers is almost the same," it said.
BJP said the attacks have been taking place in quick intervals in various parts of Karnataka, especially in coastal Dakshina Kannada district, and the attackers are perpetrating the crime with "impunity and escaping with felicity." Noting that not one case has reached its logical end, it said the disturbing trend is that the Congress government has been "predetermining the course of investigation" by "deliberately" making "loaded" remarks almost immediately after the crime with a "sinister design" to "prejudice" the investigating officers.
"Our charge is that the government has directed the police to take this line in all such cases involving BJP and Sangh Pariwar Activists," it added.
Alleging that BJP has every reason to suspect that there is a "pattern, a design and a diabolical motive" behind these killings of RSS/BJP workers, the party said it also suspects the "unholy nexus of the extremists and Marxists", a deadly combination, behind these killings.
"Going by the pattern, design and modus operandi, it is almost sure that the workers of the Popular Front of India are involved. These elements are being provided with intellectual and moral support by Marxists," it said. "In so far as the diabolical motive is concerned, the PFI, in league with the Marxists, wants a communal flare up so that the BJP and Sangh Pariwar outfits can be blamed. It suits the vote-bank politics of the Congress," it added.