We wanted to Paint Ivan’s House with Saffron Colour – BD Leader Punith Attavar
Mangaluru: “In a TV interview former MLC Ivan D’Souza compared Bajrang Dal activists wearing the saffron shawl as terrorists and traitors which the Bajrang Dal strongly condemns. On October 20, we wanted to paint Ivan D’Souza’s house with saffron colour so that he would know the significance of the saffron colour”, said the district convenor of Bajrang Dal Punith Attavar.
Speaking to mangalorean.com District Convener of Bajrang Dal, Punith Attavar said, “We did not gherao Ivan’s house. We went to Valencia to paint Ivan’s house in Saffron colour. In a TV interview, Ivan had compared the Bajrang Dal activists wearing the saffron shawl as terrorists and traitors. One should not insult the saffron colour. Saffron colour is the symbol of strength and courage. It is a symbol of peace and he should not compare saffron to terrorism. Congress leader Mithun Rai is also wearing the Saffron shawl, Swamijis also wear the Saffron Shawl, are they all terrorists? We thought of painting his house with saffron colour so that he can understand the significance of Saffron colour”.
Punith further said, “Ivan D’Souza should apologise for his remarks. If he fails to apologise, we will intensify our protest in the coming days”.