Bhubaneswar: Terming Orissa chief minister Naveen Patnaik as ‘anti-Hindu’, the VHP on Monday said it would launch a state-wide campign to generate awareness on necessity to protect the Hindu religion.
“The Orissa government knows who killed Swami Laxamananda Saraswati and who are the people behind the murder. But the government takes no action against the culprits,” VHP leader Ashok Singhal said.
He said eight months had passed since the killing of Saraswati, but yet the government could not arrest the culprits.
Alleging that Patnaik was adopting a ‘minority appeasement’ policy like other parties, Singhal said that an Orissa bandh called by swami Laxamananda Saraswati Sradhanjali Samiti on 25 December was postponed on the assurance that the culprits would be arrested within two months.
Singhal pointed out that Hindu saints were worried over the killing and humilation of sadhus at different places in the country.
Replying to a question on the ruling BJD severing its ties with the BJP, Singhal said that the VHP was least bothered over the development.