BJP workers bay for George's blood

BJP workers bay for George's blood

Block Mysuru-Mangaluru highway

 Demanding the resignation of Bengaluru Development Minister K J George who was the district in-charge minister earlier, BJP workers and a section of public staged a flash protest here on Friday.

The agitators also blocked Mysuru-Mangaluru highway.
Following the death of DySP M K Ganapathi, the town hectic activities on Friday. Thousands of people gathered in front of the mortuary, where postmortem was conducted under the supervision of IGP  (Southern Range) B K Singh and SP P Rajendra Prasad.

MLA K G Bopaiah demanded a CBI probe into the case charging that concerted efforts are already on to bury the case with higher-ups in the Police Department playing roles in it. Strict action should be initiated against all the three persons, who have been named by Ganapathi before ending his life, Bopaiah demanded.

He also called Chief Minister Siddaramaiah unfit for lacking morality and demanded his resignation, if he really practised morals in politics.

Another MLA Appachu Ranjan charged that Ganapathi’s brother (also a DySP) seems to have come under pressure to hush up the case.

BJP District president Manu Muththappa said, “Truth may come out if George is arrested at the earliest and a suitable probe be conducted in this direction.”

Janata Dal (Secular) district president Sanketh Poovaiah was doubtful about the CID probe bringing out the truth and demanded a committee, including social thinkers, legislators and representatives of government to inquire into the case.

The agitators refused to budge till the arrival of the home minister, deputy commissioner and other top officials. Even though the deputy commissioner and IGP tried to pacify them, they continued to protest disrupting traffic on the highway for four hours.

They continued the protest amid rain.
BJP city president Mahesh Chaini, zilla panchayat president B A Harish, Vice president Lokeshwari Gopal, Taluk Panchayat president Thekkade Shobha and other leaders took part in the protest.

ABVP protest

On the other hand,  ABVP workers took out a rally from college to General Thimmaiah Circle demanding the arrest of those responsible for the suicide of Ganapathi.

They also staged a protest demonstration at the circle, raising slogans against the government.

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