BJP demands case against HDK for 'promoting enmity'

BJP demands case against HDK for 'promoting enmity'

Senior BJP leader and former deputy chief minister R Ashoka. (DH File Photo)

Hours after Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said he would be forced to give a call for the people to revolt against the BJP, leaders of the saffron fold demanded that the police immediately book a case against him under the Indian Penal Code for promoting enmity.

Speaking to reporters in Hassan on Thursday morning, Kumaraswamy had said he will have no option but give an open call to the people to revolt, if BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa continued to “provoke” him by trying to destabilising the coalition government.

Addressing a press conference in Bengaluru, BJP leaders R Ashoka, Govind Karjol, B J Puttaswamy and others said police should book a case against Kumaraswamy under Section 153 of the CrPC.

“It is unbecoming of a chief minister to make an open threat against the Leader of the Opposition (Yeddyurappa). Only Naxals give such call for revolt," they said.

Ashoka immediately said after Kumaraswamy’s call, Congress workers started protesting in front of Yeddyurappa’s Dollar’s Colony residence in Bengaluru. “The was no sign of police for more than an hour. Is this jungle raj ?” Ashoka said.

The BJP leaders also raked up old cases against Kumaraswamy and the Deve Gowda family.

Puttaswamy said Kumaraswamy, during his previous tenure as chief minister, had illegally sanctioned 200 acres of land in Holalkere taluk of Chitradurga district to Janthakal Enterprises for 40 years though the lease lapsed 20 years ago.

He accused Kumaraswamy’s brother H D Revanna of transferring hundreds of acres of land allotted to the landless people to his name.


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