Press Esc to close
Tuesday 30 August 2016
News updated at 8:32 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27.4°C
Min : 20.8°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Cong leaders attack BJP govt for 'misrule'

Bangalore, Nov 10, 2012, DHNS :

The Congress party took out a massive rally against the BJP government and its “misrule” in the last four years here on Saturday. The rally began at the Freedom Park.

in defiance: State Youth Congress president Rizwan Arshad, CLP leader Siddaramaiah and KPCC president G Parameshwara try to jump over the barricade put up by the police during a protest against the State government in Bangalore on Saturday. DH PhotoUrging his party leaders and workers to ready themselves to defeat the saffron party during the forthcoming Assembly elections, Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah said the people of the State had lost faith in the BJP.

He said the BJP had given the State three chief ministers and no governance.

He dubbed the incumbent, Jagadish Shettar, the “weakest” chief minister in the State’s history.

Siddaramaiah said Shettar lacked control over his Cabinet colleagues, while he had failed to take into confidence his own partymen and legislators.

KPCC president G Parameshwara said the youth of the State were disappointed and let down by the BJP leaders.

Almost all senior leaders of the State Congress, who took part in the rally - ‘perform or quit,’ called by Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress Committee (KPYCC) were arrested by the police at Maurya Junction, as they were proceeding to besiege and protest in front of the chief minister's official residence ‘Cauvery’.

Leader of the Opposition in the Council S R Patil, D K Shivakumar, KPYCC president Rizwan Arshad, A Krishnappa and Ramalinga Reddy were among those present. The rally led to a major traffic gridlock for about an hour.

The police intercepted the rally near Maurya Circle and denied the leaders permission to proceed further.

Tension prevailed as senior Congress leaders tried breaking the police cordon and moving on. As Parameshwara tried to push forward, the police arrested all the senior Congress leaders. Tension ensued as the leaders were taken away and Congress workers clashed with the police.

The police had to resort to a mild lathicharge to control the situation. In all, more than 150 Congress workers, including all senior Congress leaders, were arrested.

They were taken to the Cubbon Park police station and released in the afternoon.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar with Hollywood actor Will Smith during a party in Mumbai...

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar with Hollywood actor Will Smith during a party in Mumbai...

An artisian paints the idol of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi at Beawar in Rajasthan...

An artisian paints the idol of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi at Beawar in Rajasthan...

Kareena Kapoor showcases a creation by designer Sabyasachi grand finale show of Lakme Fashion Week..

Kareena Kapoor showcases a creation by designer Sabyasachi grand finale show of Lakme Fashion Week..

Alphorn musicians perform in Nesselwang, southern Germany, Sunday...

Alphorn musicians perform in Nesselwang, southern Germany, Sunday...

Britney Spears performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden....

Britney Spears performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden....

Awardees at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan...

Awardees at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan...

MNS party members staging a protest against ban on sale of meat for four days during festival...

MNS party members staging a protest against ban on sale of meat for four days during festival...

Bollywood actor Zayed Khan during a promotional event in Jaipur on Monday...

Bollywood actor Zayed Khan during a promotional event in Jaipur on Monday...

Women attack a fire vehicle after death of two persons in a fire due to alleged negligence...

Women attack a fire vehicle after death of two persons in a fire due to alleged negligence...

Siddharth Malhotra and actress Katrina Kaif share a light moment at Sabarmati river...

Siddharth Malhotra and actress Katrina Kaif share a light moment at Sabarmati river...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523