Why all eyes in Karnataka are on Kalladka
In 2012, when the BJP was in power in Karnataka, a Congress member in the assembly described an RSS functionary from the coastal Karnataka region of Dakshina Kannada, Prabhakar Bhat Kalladka, as the “controller in chief” of the region.
“There is a chief commander for Mangalore who is above the collector, the superintendent of police or anybody — Dr Kalladka. The control of the whole district is with Prabhakar Bhat Kalladka. I am telling you the truth about what is happening in my district,” said the MLA, Vasanth Bangera. “Why is it that the police cannot control groups like the Bajrang Dal, the Sri Rama Sene or the Hindu Jagaran Vedike? All these groups get their strength from Prabhakar Bhat Kalladka. I came to politics 40 years ago and I have never seen a chief controller like this.”