“I by no means referred to as all of the BJP leaders terrorists. I mentioned just a few BJP leaders are behaving like ISIS,” Mr Reddy mentioned.
He was requested about his reported remarks at Belagavi calling BJP leaders “terrorists”.
The opposition BJP has reacted angrily to Mr Reddy’s remarks, alleging that Kanataka has change into a “hub for jihadi actions” as a consequence of these “mindsets who govern the state”.
Nevertheless, Mr Reddy mentioned, “I’m the primary particular person to sentence ISI, ISIS and Jihadis. These (BJP) leaders are attempting to foment communal ardour within the state by giving provocative statements.”
He hit out at Union Minister of State for Talent Growth and Entrepreneurship Ananthkumar Hegde and BJP Lok Sabha member from Mysuru-Kodagu Prathap Simha, accusing them of “scary folks”.
“… My assertion was mainly towards these two leaders who’re making an attempt to disturb peace within the state,” the minister informed information company PTI.
Mr Reddy mentioned ever since he turned the house minister, he has been noticing that sure BJP leaders have been making an attempt to impress folks.
Hitting again at Reddy, state senior BJP chief S Suresh Kumar mentioned in his Fb web page: “All of us have been likened with ISIS. I need to know whether or not police will catch us or we’ve to give up earlier than the police.”
“Karnataka has been a hub for Jihadi actions thanks to those mindsets who govern the state,” BJP Lok Sabha member Shobha Karandlaje tweeted.
In one other tweet, she mentioned, “Outrightly condemn HM Reddy’s assertion of evaluating BJP with terrorists. Has the minister misplaced his senses or is he making an attempt to please the Jihadis?”.
Mr Reddy’s assault on BJP got here days after Simha was arrested throughout a protest towards alleged restrictions on celebration of ‘Hanuman Jayanti’ at Hunsur in Mysuru district.
In response to police, a case has been registered towards Hegde for allegedly utilizing derogatory phrases towards Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in a speech at Kittur in Belagavi district, just lately.
The case was registered by Mysuru police on the path of a court docket primarily based on a criticism by Mysuru district Congress president B J Vijay Kumar.