Reacting to Siddaramiah's statement BJP has dared him to arrest BJP and RSS leaders.
Dr Parameshwara said "As the election campaign picks up momentum in the State, the BJP's highly-motivated workers, especially those drawn from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), will be effectively deployed to raise the emotional pitch on cow slaughter and other religious issues". Earlier this week, BJP President Amit Shah termed the Karnataka government as being "anti-Hindu" for allegedly being soft on Islamic extremist groups.Prior to that, Siddaramaiah and his Uttar Pradesh counterpart, Yogi Adityanath, engaged in a war of words on Twitter. "He (Siddaramaiah) had said extremism...those who create an atmosphere of terror in the society are called terrorists".
"It's not between Siddaramaiah versus BJP, it is not between me versus Narendra Modi.it is not between Siddaramaiah and Yeddyurappa; it is between two ideologies: Congress' versus BJP's", he had told reporters in Chikkamagalur. "But I have humanity, and these people do not".
A party leader said the top organisational leaders have received an invite to the meeting. That is the difference between me and. Furthermore he also said that BJP, RSS and Bajrang Dal have extremist elements and therefore will not be tolerated.
Calling Siddaramaiah "irresponsible" for linking RSS-BJP with terrorism, BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje alleged that "if there is terrorism in this country today, Congress is the main reason for it, and also for the situation in Kashmir".
Shah went on to declare that the Siddaramaiah government was against Hindus, offering as proof the allegation that it had withdrawn all cases against the controversial SDPI (Social Democratic Party of India).