CM is involved in criminal activities, says Yeddyurappa

Last Updated 22 January 2018, 17:57 IST

BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa, on Monday, alleged that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is involved in criminal activities.

Addressing the participants, after inaugurating the 'Parivarthana Yatre' rally, organised in front of Ambedkar Bhavan, here, Yeddyurappa said, Siddaramaiah is facing 67 cases, but, he has managed to escape. "Even All India Congress Committee president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi are facing charges and are out on advance bail," he said.

Yeddyurappa said, "Siddaramaiah has been dividing the people in the name of caste, community and religion. He is indulged in extorting the people. Siddaramaiah is acting like a commission agent. The police department is under the control of former police officer Kempaiah."

Stating that the BJP is in favour of the backward classes, Yeddyurappa said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu belong to the backward communities."

He added, The Congress is anti-Dalit and is against the backward classes. "Congress leaders did not allow to perform the final rites of B R Ambedkar at Raj Ghat. But, Modi is developing the residence of Ambedkar in London and Maharashtra as museums," Yeddyurappa said.

SC tag for Talawara

Yeddyurappa said, he has appealed to the Union government to include Parivara and Talawara communities, which come under backward classes, into the Scheduled Castes list.

"I will approach the government again, before the Union budget," he said.

MLC Ganesh Karnik, former ministers S Suresh Kumar and B J Puttaswamy, former MLC Siddaraju, former MP Tejaswini Ramesh, and BJP Mysuru district (rural) president M Shivanna were present.

Black flag against BSY

Members of Dalit Sangarsha Samiti, HD Kote taluk, waived black flags against Yeddyurappa when he reached the programme venue, as a mark of protest against Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde for his remarks on Dalits and the Indian Constitution.

They also raised slogans against Hegde and Yeddyurappa. However, the police, who were on the spot, took the members into custody and released them after the programme.

(Published 22 January 2018, 16:44 IST)

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