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Mangaluru: Kalladka Bhat should be arrested if there is evidence - H D Kumaraswamy

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Jun 18: JD(S) state president and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Sunday June 18 said that if RSS leader Dr Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat was responsible for the recent clashes in Kalladka, he must be arrested immediately.

Responding to reports of district in-charge minister Ramanath Rai's alleged instructions to the police to arrest Kalladka Bhat and BJP's subsquent criticism of Rai, Kumaraswamy said in a press meet here, "If Kalladka Prabhkar Bhat is really responsible for the Kalladka clashes, he should be arrested without delay. There is no need to habitually give statements to the media on this. If there is genuine grounds for the minister to ask the police to arrest Kalladka Bhat, then it is not misuse of power," he said.

"Misuse of power is only when someone's arrest is ordered without any genuine reason. If there is evidence of the involvement of any individual in the Kalladka clashes, then that person should be arrested without delay. Why should there be any delay?" he questioned.

Holding both Congress and BJP responsible for the Kalladka situation, Kumaraswamy said, "The two parties (BJP and Congress) in Dakshina Kannada are encouraging social evils in their own way especially in the Kalladka incident. There has been fixing between the Congress and the BJP to consolidate their voter base through communal disturbances. Instead of doing high drama and detoriating the situation further, they should have sorted it out in the beginning and avoided intensifying of the situation in Kalladka. Both the parties are equally responsible for this. Instead of focussing on clashes, the national parties should have concentrated on the alleviating of the plight of farmers in the state.

"BJP and Congress might succeed in consolidating their voter base, but in reality, many innocent families and individuals will suffer because of the clashes and the hatred in society," said Kumaraswamy.

He also took potshots at chief minister Siddaramaiah, terming him as one of the most 'caste-oriented' chief ministers Karnataka ever had, whose decisions are chiefly 'based on caste considerations'.

Countering Siddaramaiah's comments that JD(S) had shown its 'true colours' by supporting a 'communal' BJP in the recent no-confidence motion against the Legislative Council chairman, Kumaraswamy said, "I do not need to learn any lessons of secularism from Siddarammiah. He is known for taking hasty decisions in postings of government officials and I can give several examples of it."

Speaking about the no-confidence motion, Kumaraswamy said, "Congress had taken JD(S) for granted after the Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-elections. Congress is ruling at Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the credit goes to JD (S) for the support. None of the Congress leaders consulted JD(S) or sought our support before moving the motion."

When asked whether JD(S) would have supported the motion had it been consulted in advance, Kumaraswamy replied that it did not intend to send wrong message to the public by breaking the earlier agreement. "Besides the movers of no-confidence motion, BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa too was in favour of Shankaramurthy’s removal. Yeddyurappa did not seek help from the JD(S) during the no-confidence motion. Instead, it was the leader of the opposition in the Council K S Eshwarappa, MLC V Somanna and Shankaramurthy himself, who sought help from JD(S)," he said.

"JD(S) is not in need of the support from national parties, be it BJP or Congress; but it is the national parties which would need the support," he added.

District president Mohammed Kunji, Akshith Suvarna and others were present.

Later, Kumaraswamy participated in an Iftar party organized by the district JD(S) at a private hotel.


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  • ayan, bangalore

    Tue, Jun 20 2017

    In kalladkh case Thies all problem now increasing by RSS, BAJRANG DAL, VHP, SHRI RAM SENA AND SANGH PARIVAR more and more in DAKSHINA KANNADA ,
    Because since 60 years of Congress ruled in country, and congress were in majority power in govt. but they could not hit and under ground or bann on thies CANCERED elements to our country. Congress poor ness is main reason for thies hat elemments grown up now and now they do not fear our law, our court, our police, and see thier facess.
    when thier god father MODI is PM. and they are more powerfull infront of even our court or law like the same way what MODI was going since in gujarath cm and also in riot in 2002, and part of the riots is another one AMITH SHAH who is president of BJP,
    One is PM another one is PRESIDENT of party. you people guess what will be the future of this country.

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  • Robinhood Pandey, India

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    Culprits should be arrested and put behind the bars speciallly the hate speech mongers.then we can find peace and harmony and brotherhood.. The leaders have spoken the truth..welcome it..

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    We welcome your comments as long as law is applicable to all mongers irrespective of their religion or castes.... If you press for arrests? then they need to arrest all such leaders!!!

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    The law is not applicable to the MP, who wanted to put DK on fire .... The huchhu hudugi is innocent for her demand to hang the beef eaters ...But the beef ( cow meat ) exporters are to be spared..... The laws are meant for innocents and not for goondas and rowdies ....

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    Why only Kalladka? Why not your brotherhood members? Let us see how many votes you will get this time by pleasing some community while eating together!!!

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    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    Arrest that culprit

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  • Harish, Melkar

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    Avakaashavadhi raajakaarani kumaraswamy

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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    Ifthar Party... Mouth watering items....

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    These people are coming to eat and relish food and nothing else.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    Even a junior LKJ child can say that ...

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  • shan, dubai

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    There should be strict rule in Indian constitution punishment for Inciting, Provocative, or Offensive Speech by any citizen. Whoever supports such people also to be put inside.

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  • Aravind, Blr

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    Half the peace loving people will be impacted.

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    what about the followers of Huchhu hudugi ???????????????

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    Seriously ,did they gather here to discuss about Kalladka Bhat or t o have a big buffet?One seems to be not sure what to take and not?seems to be very much inviting.what cares what happens out side,they are discussing over a big filled table.Nobody thinks here about their calories.

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  • Harish, Kadaba

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    Politically its suicidal move for congis, if they arrest kalladka Hindu votes will saturate 7/8 mla seat for bjp in next election

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  • Mohammed, Kundapur/Qatar

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    no one can arrest bhatta

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    whats this business of attending ifthar?
    dont see these guys attending other religions festivals.
    Or is that other religions doesnt matter when it comes to votes?

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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 18 2017

    If there is will there are several ways. If there is no will even then there are several ways.

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  • MN, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 18 2017

    Rich and powerful escape the arrest even after sowing the seed of violence or looting the nation. Ready made bail....readily available.

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  • Nawaz, Kalladka

    Sun, Jun 18 2017

    U cant get proof from Karnataka congRSS or bjp

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