“It is a Congress conspiracy. There was a lot of enthusiasm among the majority community after I joined BJP. Congress conspired and stalled my entry into the BJP as their leaders realised my hold among Hindu votes," he said.

Muthalik, who is facing some 45 cases including those relating to promoting enmity between two communities, was welcomed into the party fold on Sunday and hours later dumped following severe flak from within the BJP and opposition parties, including Congress.

The BJP central leadership set aside the membership of Muthalik, linked with the attack by his outfit activists on women in a Mangalore pub in 2009 that had sparked national outrage

In spite of the ‘unfortunate development’, Muthalik said Ram Sene and its leaders will work toward strengthening the BJP from outside.
“Once we have accepted each other, there is no point in parting ways," he said.

Muthalik said he was hurt by the BJP’s ‘hasty’ decision, which was taken after somebody gave a wrong impression about Sri Ram Sene and his leadership.

"Somebody has given wrong information to them. So, in this backdrop, they took a decision. They should not have taken such a hasty decision. This has hurt my feelings," he said.
51-year-old Muthalik had shot into the limelight after activists of his right-wing outfit barged into a pub in Mangalore in 2009 and assaulted youngsters - women and men - after accusing them of behaving in an ‘obscene manner’.


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