Cong wants CBI probe into l'affaire Halappa

Dont allow any BJP leaders into your homes, Deshpande urges women

Cong wants CBI probe into l'affaire Halappa

The party alleged that the Chief Minister has failed to protect rights of a woman in his home district. It has also appealed the Governor to dismiss the Yeddyurappa government.

Leaders of the party, on Monday, staged a protest in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue. Leader of Opposition S Siddaramaiah said Yeddyurappa had no moral right to continue in the office.

“It is highly deplorable that the CM and BJP state president Eshwarappa did not take action against the accused despite being aware of the incident months before it was reported in media. If the Chief Minister has any self respect he should resign immediately and go for the elections,” Siddaramaiah said.

Atrocities on the rise

KPCC president R V Deshpande alleged atrocities on women had increased since Yeddyurappa government came to power. He called upon women in the State not to allow any BJP leader enter their homes.  Motamma said the Halappa case would prove to be the death knell of the BJP rule. Women of the State should teach the party a lesson in the next elections.

The leaders met Governor H R Bhardwaj and appealed him to take steps to refer the case to the CBI. The party argued that as the Chief Minister had praised Halappa as a “pious” person, chances of a fair inquiry by the CID, which is under the State Government’s control, were poor.

“In the interest of justice, fair play and transparent inquiry it is necessary to hand over the case to the CBI”, the party said. In its petition to the Governor, the Congress said the Yeddyurappa government had “failed in protecting the life, liberty, privacy, modesty, honour and dignity of citizens”.  The government should be dismissed on the grounds that the council of ministers had failed in their duties mandated by the Constitution of India.

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