Man who BJP declared ‘murdered Hindu activist’ in Karnataka is alive

Ashok Poojary
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New Delhi, May 5: A BJP worker and Hindu activist Ashok Poojary, who the saffron party claimed was killed on September 20, 2015, has been found alive, according to media reports.

Last year, BJP MP from Udupi Shobha Karandlaje wrote a letter to the Home Ministry listing the 23 names which included Ashok Poojary name on the top of the list.

One of the biggest issues raised by BJP in the Karnataka election campaign is that many of its workers have been killed by ‘jihadi’ forces in the past five years in Karnataka.

In an interview with India Today, Poojary said “I was attacked by some people but I am alive. I was attacked in September 2015 in Moodabidri. Six people, armed with swords, attacked me because I was wearing a saffron cloth”.

However, speaking about the list issued by the BJP leader, Poojary said it is a mistake.

While addressing media, BJP President Amit Shah today also said his party, if voted to power, would make efforts to nab the killers of RSS and BJP workers in the state and hand out severest of punishment to them.


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