Law and order situation going the Bihar way: BJP

Law and order situation going the Bihar way: BJP

Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Jagadish Shettar on Thursday said Karnataka was going the Bihar way as far as law and order was concerned.

Sexual assault on women is on the increase. Women are not able to roam around without fear in the night. Incidents of molestation of women during New Year celebrations have dented the image of Bengaluru. Underworld gangs are fighting openly in public, he said, while speaking on the motion of thanks to the Governor’s address.

He accused the government of losing control over the administration. One of the main reasons for the situation going out of control is too much political interference in transfers and posting of officers. A case in point is the government transferring IAS officer Subodh Yadav 17 times in the last 15 years, he said.

The government should ensure that at least 50% of the police officers in Bengaluru are honest and hard-working.

“Was there a need for mass transfer of police officers in Bengaluru on December 31 last year? The transfer order was issued despite knowing fully well that hundreds of youth will be gathering on MG Road and Brigade Road to celebrate new year,” Shettar said, charging that the incidents of molestation were a testimony to the maladministration in the state.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had a golden opportunity to provide effective administration. “He not only has full majority in the Assembly, the Congress high command has also become weak. But he failed to make use of the opportunity. The government has been in deep slumber for the last three years and nine months,” Shettar said.

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