New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday said the murder of Kannada scholar M.M. Kalburgi pointed towards a larger conspiracy aimed at eliminating rationalist leaders.
"Going by reports, there is a striking similarity in the murders of Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and M.M. Kalburgi. All of them were active rationalists. They wrote and spoke openly against irrational superstition and tried to promote scientific temper, spirit of inquiry and reform," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in a statement.