Hindutva leader and Sri Ram Sene founder Pramod Muthalik has claimed that he faces a threat to his life from former RSS colleagues.
Speaking to CNN-News18, Muthalik said, "I am worried about my own people who can harm me. They are good at backstabbing. What happened to Pravin Togadia might happen to me too."
Stating that the Congress, Communists, intellectuals etc were the known enemies, Muthalik said, "My own people are after me. They don't like my popularity. I am worried."
He also claimed that top leader of the RSS in Karnataka, Mangesh Bhende, does not like him and they don't want him in Karnataka.
Attacking RSS, he said that he had 'wasted' 40 years of his life for the RSS and was disillusioned now.
Muthalik’s remarks come days after VHP leader Pravin Togadia claimed that someone was trying to kill him to muzzle his voice.
Ram Sene had become infamous after its workers attacked a pub in Mangalore in 2009 and beat up young women among others.
Last months, the Goa government extended the ban on Muthalik who is prohibited from entering the state since 2014, by another two months. The government has been prohibiting Muthalik from coming to Goa since 2014.