HUBBALLI: Sri Ram Sene’s founder Pramod Muthalik has made an explosive claim by saying, he faces a threat to his life from his former colleagues in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
“I know my enemies well. Congress, Communists, intellectuals are my enemies. But they are known enemies. They work against me,” Muthalik told News18. “I am worried about my own people who can harm me. They are good at backstabbing.”
What happened to Pravin Togadia might happen to me too, Muthalik said.
Muthalik added that the top RSS leader in Karnataka, Mangesh Bhende, does not like him. Bhende has the backing of former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar and Dharwad MP Prahlad Joshi. “They don’t want me in north Karnataka,” he said.
“My own people are after me. They don’t like my popularity. I am worried,” Muthalik said. “They don’t like anyone getting name and fame. They have a slave mindset.” He also claimed that he had been forced to leave the RSS because he achieved a lot both with and without them.
Muthalik recently joined the Shiv Sena as its Karnataka unit chief. He said the Sena would be contesting in 50 seats in assembly elections this year and will “teach the BJP a lesson”.