Dismiss state govt, urge BJP leaders

Dismiss state govt, urge BJP leaders

BJP workers protest at General Thimayya Circle in Madikeri on Thursday, opposing the attack on the house of Hassan MLA Preetham Gowda.

BJP state secretary Manu Muttappa sought the dismissal of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government which was encouraging party workers to indulge in hooliganism.

He was addressing the gathering during a protest meeting staged by BJP members at General Thimayya Circle, on Thursday. He condemned the stone pelting at the residence of Hassan MLA Preetham Gowda, by the JD(S) workers.

“Those who hurled stones at Hassan MLA Preetham Gowda’s house were from JD(S). JD(S) leaders are trying to intimidate the opposition, by allowing their hooligans to attack the BJP MLAs. If the members of the legislative assembly are unsafe what about the common people,” Manu Muttappa asked.

A JD(S) member had killed a BJP leader. Now, a BJP MLA is being attacked by JD(S) members. Chief Minister Kumaraswamy should step down from his post owning moral responsibility, he said.

BJP district committee president B B Bharatish said that the chief minister is trying to play games in order to cover his failures. The CM and his family are using their caste identity as the trump card, in order to carry forward the family’s political legacy.

Bharatish demanded an inquiry and strict action against the hooligan act of JD(S) members. He warned of intensifying the protest if the accused were not arrested. The protestors shouted slogans against the state government and alleged that the law and order situation had deteriorated in the state after the coalition government has come into existence.

BJP city committee president Mahesh Jaini, women’s cell president Anita Poovaiah and City Municipal Council vice president T S Prakash took part in the protest among others.