JDS asks BJP to stop stir over Gowda; warns of retaliation

JDS asks BJP to stop stir over Gowda; warns of retaliation


Apparently concerned over the protests across the state by BJP which continued for the second day today, Karnataka unit JDS President H D Kumaraswamy, son of Gowda, asked the ruling outfit to end the stir against his father or face counter protests by his party.
He asked the BJP not to "precipitate" the matter following yesterday's outbursts and warned of counter steps if their protests do not stop by tomorrow.
Kumaraswamy also said Gowda was under some kind of "tension" that forced him to use some harsh words for which "my father has already expressed regrets for it and the party too did so."
At a press conference here, Kumaraswamy was candid in admitting that he did not approve of the language his father used against Yeddyurpapa yesterday, but said "my father has already expressed regrets for it and the party too did so."
"The protests by BJP should end immediately. Otherwise, let them face our protests also. Our workers are also ready," Kumaraswamy, who had headed the JDS-BJP coalition government, warned.
On next month's elections to the Bruhut Bangalore Mahanagara Palika (BBMP), the city civic body, he ruled out any poll pact with Congress.
Accusing Yeddyurappa of trying to "mislead" people by saying that development works in Bangalore were in full swing after the BJP government assumed office, he demanded a white paper on the funds spent by the government from its resources and the amount released by the Centre.

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