Congress lodges complaint against MP for 'fiery' words

Congress lodges complaint against MP for 'fiery' words

Taking severe exception to fiery words of MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, who had allegedly warned of creating arson in the district if the police fail to arrest the culprits behind the murder of Karthik Raj (who was hacked to death in October last), Youth Congress district unit and Ullal Block Congress unit have lodged a complaint against the MP at Konaje police station.

Addressing a protest on Monday called by the party to condemn the remarks of the MP, District Youth Congress president Mithun Rai said,  “Seetharam Poojary,  a staunch Congressman and former president of Pajeer Gram Panchayat, who had also taken part in the protest rally taken out by the locals on Sunday demanding the arrest of culprits behind Karthik Raj’s murder, along with the MP, is the witness in the case. Poojary was taken aback when the MP made such a statement.”

Rai said that it has become a habit for the MP to make provocative statements, irrespective of election, with the sole intention of appeasing a section of the people. But people in the district who are known for their wisdom and knowledge will definitely teach a lesson to the MP, he said.

If the BJP tries to create unrest in the district through arson, Congress is ready to douse the flame, Rai said.

Rai said the MP is practising double standards over Yettinahole drinking water project. It’s time to unmask his true face, he said.

Corporator Praveen Chandra Alva exuded confidence in the professional acumen of Police Commissioner N Chandra Sekhar in solving the case  by arresting the culprits at the earliest. Taluk panchayat president Mohammed Monu and Youth Congress district unit vice-president Luqman took part in the protest.

Case registered  
Following a complaint by the Ullal Block Congress President Santhosh Kumar Shetty against MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, the Konaje police have registered a non-cognizable offence case against Kateel and a copy has been given to the complainant, the police