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Pratap Simha

Vokkaligara Okkuta demands a ban on Dinesh

KPCC working president Dinesh Gundu Rao’s comments on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is taking a caste turn.

Rajya Vokkaligara Okkuta on Sunday described Rao’s comments as an insult to the Vokkaliga community which follows the Nath panth (faith).

Rao has not only insulted Vokkaligas but also violated the model code of conduct. Hence, he should be barred from contesting the polls, the Okkuta stated in a petition submitted to the Election Commission.

Rao had on Saturday said that people should beat up Adityanath with chappals if he visited Karnataka again.

 

Be cautious, MP Pratap Simha to Dinesh on FB

MP Pratap Simha took to Facebook to criticise KPCC working president and MLA Dinesh Gundu Rao for his controversial statement against UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, reports DHNS from Mysuru.

The MP, flaying Dinesh in the video, said, “Tabassum Rao, wife of Gundu Rao, would have done the same thing to Rao if he had made similar comments against a moulvi. Be cautious while making comments,” Simha warned.

 

Rao’s wife hits back at Simha

Dinesh’s wife Tabu Rao hit back Simha on Facebook. Noting that she was hurt, aggrieved and anguished by Simha’s “derogatory” and “objectionable” statement, Tabu said the BJP leader’s action smacked of “cowardice”.

“If Simha is anguished by a statement made by my husband, the MP is free to join the issue with him. But to drag womenfolk of the household smacks of cowardice,” she said in response to the Mysuru-Kodagu MP’s statement.

 

BJP to celebrate wide reach of its campaign

The BJP on Sunday claimed that its “Nava Karnataka Janapara Shakti” campaign, that involves interaction with voters and experts, has reached two crore people.

According to the party, during the last four months, the campaign reached out to people in 200 constituencies and gathered suggestions on 15 different sectors including education, infrastructure, agriculture, health, sports among others.

The inputs gathered are being utilised to prepare the party manifesto for the Assembly elections. The BJP has organised a get-together of the stakeholders behind the campaign in Bengaluru on Monday.

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