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'SIMI may shift to Goa from BJP-ruled K'taka'

india Updated: Jun 23, 2008 20:14 IST

With Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) government taking over the reigns in Karnataka, it is becoming unsafe for SIMI activists who are shifting their base to Goa and Maharashtra, Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar said on Monday.

Parrikar told presspersons, quoting mediareports which has carried confession of SIMI activists arrested in Karnataka recently that "it is clearly mentioned that SIMI activists have named Goa as one of their operational area," he said.

The BJP leader said that his party's rule in Karnataka is likely to weed out the SIMI activities forcing them to look for new grounds.

The former Chief Minister said that the police have confirmed about activities of SIMI and certain elements having links with naxal-like organizations in the state.

He said that though these activities have not reached a `dangerous level' police needs to check them.

"There are certain sections which are trying to induce elements of extremism amongst the mining-hit villagers. They have links with certain outfits like naxalite movement," Parrikar said.