BJP files plaint against K’taka CM, Minister

| | Bengaluru

In a major showdown in the poll-bound Karnataka the State BJP on Friday have filed a complaint against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his Cabinet Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao for making inflammatory and derogatory statements on BJP, RSS and Bajrang Dal.

BJP MLA and spokesperson S Suresh Kumar along with BJP city President PN Sadashiva filed a complaint with Bengaluru Police Commissioner against Siddaramaiah and Dinesh Gundu Rao for their Statements terming BJP, RSS and Bhajrang Dal as terrorist organisations.

However Siddaramaiah’s later had clarified that his stand, by saying RSS and Bajrang Dal members were “extremists”. “We will take action against those who disturb communal harmony, be it PFI, SDPI or Bajrang Dal,” he said in Mysuru. “I called them Hindutva extremists because I too am a Hindu. But I have humanity and these people don’t.”

Meanwhile Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy supported the Chief Minister’s statement and said Congress was ready to face any complaint and said they have enough proof to prove the involvement of BJP.

Earlier in the day, the BJP members held ‘Jail Bharo’ agitation at various district headquarters in the State and courted arrest for trying to enter Congress offices at Mysuru, Tumakuru and Kalaburagi. Former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shttar challenged the Congress Government to arrest him it if they have courage on the basis of him being an active member of RSS.

“I am an active member of this organisation. Will he be able to arrest me,” he challenged. Reports from various districts indicated that lot of BJP workers and leaders participated in the protests with BJP General Secretary and Lok Sabha member Shobha Kharandlje and hundreds of workers were taken into custody when they tried to enter the Congress party office in Tumakuru.



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