UPDATED: February 16, 2021 08:14 IST
Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy has blasted the Yediyurappa government and compared RSS with the Nazi Party saying they are marking the houses that are not donating money for the Ram Temple.
In a series of tweets, JDS leader Kumaraswamy hit out at the BJP for creating a situation “where nobody can share their feelings”.
“It appears that those collecting donations for the construction of Ram Mandir have been separately marking the houses of those who paid money and those who did not. This is similar to what Nazis did in Germany during the regime of Hitler when lakhs of people lost their lives,” wrote Kumaraswamy on Twitter.
He further added, “A situation has been created where nobody can share their feelings. I do not know what will happen if media upholds the government’s views in the coming days. In such a situation it is difficult to guess what would be the fate of common man.”
Speaking to the media at an event in Shivamogga, Kumaraswamy directly attacked RSS and said, “The Rama Mandir Nidhi Samarpana Abhiyan volunteers who collected the money, write down the name of the houses who denied money. According to my sources, they are marking the names of the houses. Nobody approached me till date but I do not know why they are marking the names. The RSS is doing the same as the Nazis did in Germany.”
The RSS has, however, dismissed the allegations and said they do not qualify for any response.
Quoting historians, Kumaraswamy claimed RSS took birth at the same time when the Nazi Party was founded in Germany. He claimed there was an undeclared emergency in the country as people cannot freely express their views.