Church attack was a warning bell: Eshwarappa

Church attack was a warning bell: Eshwarappa

Somasekhara Commission has deviated from practice

Addressing party workers at a felicitation programme at the Town Hall here he said, “The attack on churches were carried out as a warning bell against those who were engaged in conversion of poor Hindu families to Christianity. But the BJP government had acted immediately by putting Mahendra Kumar behind bars.” Still church attack instances continued in the state, he pointed out. “It is not Sangh Parivar, which perpetrates attacks on churches now. But it is a conspiracy hatched by those who oppose BJP rule in the State,” he added.

Protocol violated
“The Justice B K Somasekhara Commission of Inquiry has deviated from the protocol by releasing the contents of the interim report on church attacks to media,” Eshwarappa alleged.

Addressing a press conference at the party office here, he said, “I suspect it as a part of conspiracy that the synopsis of the interim report on church attacks has been released to media before it was tabled in the Vidhan Sabha. My suspicion is that the person who has the responsibility of finding out the guilty himself has become guilty.” The report has helped only Congress and JD(S) to politicise the issue, he added.

Expressing dissatisfaction, Home Minister Dr V S Acharya said “as per the clauses of Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952, the report should have been handed over to the state government in a sealed cover. Later, it should have been tabled in the Assembly for discussion.”

To overcome the shortcomings within the party sphere all the Board chairmen will be convinced to resign from their post, Eshwarappa said in Udupi.
Addressing the gathering after handing over the party flag to newly elected district president Uday Kumar Shetty, he said new nominations will be held for all the posts at district-level, he added.
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