BJP leaders knew of his shenanigans

Top leaders of the party including Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and State unit President K S Eshwarappa were aware of Halappa’s misadventures, but made no serious attempt on their part to control the damage.

Before going public on sexual assault against his wife, Venkateshamurthy had approached BJP leaders including K S Eshwarappa seeking justice. State BJP Spokesperson Ayanur Manjunath has admitted that he was familiar with Venkateshamurthy.

“Venkateshamurthy once met me at a hotel in the city and said that he wanted to discuss something personal. He even said he will visit my house to discuss the issue but didn’t turn up.”

Venkateshamurthy also had met Superintendent of Police S Murugan and told him in detail of H Halappa’s harassment. The SP had assured to take action if a written complaint is lodged against Halappa for which Venkateshamurthy was not willing, senior police officers have said.

The statements issued by Halappa and his bete noire Belur Gopalakrishna indicate that K S Chandravati’s case had already became an issue of discussion in BJP. H Halappa frequently used to state that vested interests have hatched a conspiracy to tarnish his image. Belur Gopalakrishna also had told media persons several times that “a sweet news is awaiting you people.”

Student organisations stage protest

Bangalore, dhns: All India Democratic Students Organisation (AIDSO), All India Democratic Youth Organisation (AIDYO) and All India Mahila Samskruthika Sangathane (AIMSS) staged a protest in the City on Monday against Hartal Halappa.
The organisations demanded a probe into the alleged rape committed by him and stated that mere resignation did not absolve him of the crime. They also called for his arrest.

They criticised the Chief Minister for calling Halappa a ‘satvika’ saying the Yeddyurappa was giving a certificate of approval to someone who was accused of rape. Around 300 people took part in the protests.

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