Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Udupi Shobha Karandlaje has criticised the Karnataka government for playing politics over the murder of journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh.
Addressing a public rally here, Karandlaje alleged that the state government with an eye on the election are framing Hindu youth in the Gauri Lankesh murder case.
"Karandlaje said "The state government has not been able to catch the killers of Professor Kalburgi till now. Now the government, with an eye on the upcoming election, is framing a Hindu youth in the Gauri Lankesh murder case," she added.
Gauri was shot dead by unknown by assailants outside her residence in Bengaluru on September 5, last year.
She was the editor of the Gauri Lankesh Patrike, a tabloid known for "anti-establishment" views.
Following her murder, several protests, across the country and especially in prominent parts of Karnataka, had taken place.
Earlier on March 3, the Karnataka Police has taken a suspected accused KT Naveen Kumar into police custody for questioning in connection with the murder.