Mangalore, Nov. 8: The state unit of the Akhila Bharatha Hindu Mahasabha criticise the the state government led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for introducing ‘Shaadi Bhagya’ scheme for poor brides belonging only to minority communities.
Speaking to reporters here Swami Pranavanandaram, State Working President of the Mahasabha has urged the government to extend the scheme to even Hindu girls from poor families.
He said the Shaadi Bhagya scheme was aimed at nothing but appeasing minorities. Swami Pranavanandaram also made a mockery by telling that the CM better change his name as ‘Maulana alias Siddique Siddaramaiah.”
He also said that the bill proposed by Siddaramaiah which aimed at restricting the traditional rituals and practices of saints in the name of superstitions should be immediately recalled. If not, the CM and the government will be directly responsible for the unrest it would cause in the state in the coming days, he warned.
He also charged the police of unnecessarily booking some sadhus in connection with the Khadga Deeksha programme which the Sabha had announced earlier.
Speaking about incident took place at Sabarimale, Kerala in 2011 killing 110 pilgrims, he alleged that the unfortunate accident had terror suspect Yasin Bhatkal’s involvement in it. There is suspicion that the stampede was triggered by associates of Yasin Bhatkal who had arrived at the scene in jeep bearing Karwar registration number, he claimed.
Hindu Mahasabha district vice-president Jayant Kumpala, district youth President Rajesh Pavithran, Mangalore taluk vice-president Marappa Rai, Talapady unit president Ram Kunder Talapady and others were present.