Thank God Murthy is alive: KPCC president D K Shivakumar

Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS): Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President D. K. Shivakumar has thanked God that no harm came to Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy during the recent violence in the city.

"Nothing happened to his life, that is important," Shivakumar told IANS, thanking God for keeping him safe.

He said the Congress party stands by Murthy as it is also trying to find out more about the riots and why they occurred.

When asked if any material help is being extended to the MLA, Shivakumar said it is a very small issue, reiterating that the party supports him.

"Material help and all is a small issue. He is okay, he is being taken care of," he said.

On Sunday, Shivakumar said a 5-member team visited Murthy.

Meanwhile, Murthy is still clueless on why the mob attacked him and asked what had he done to be meted out such treatment.

"What have I done? What rowdyism have I done," he said.

Among the rules and statutes invoked in the riots case, Murthy said the SC/ST atrocity Act was not invoked, and hoped that the police investigation will cover it.

On Tuesday night, hundreds of people ran amok after Pulikeshinagar's Congress MLA Murthy's nephew P. Naveen posted a derogatory message on social media.

The mobs pelted stones, injured 60 policemen, and committed acts of vandalism and arson in DJ Halli, KG Halli, Pulikeshinagar and Kaval Byrasandra areas, leaving the affected places resembling a warzone.



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  • Rkk, Pune

    Sun, Aug 16 2020

    Invoke, as suggested by the MLA., the SC/ST Act on all those who were responsible for this damage .

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  • SB, Mlore

    Sun, Aug 16 2020

    Congress are so confused this time on whom to blame, the Rioters or their MLA. Wa avasthe marre. Both are theirs.

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  • anthony, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 16 2020

    Riots are the result of the divisive politics and the resultant vitiated atmosphere in our country. High time Modi and Amit Shah along with all the resources at the disposal of the central Govt will make a coordinated effort to foster communal harmony and Amity across the country or else a small spark is sufficient to ignite a Blase as seen at Bangalore.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sun, Aug 16 2020

    What an irony !!! DKS has given a perfect alibi, for the horrific attack on their own party MLA !!! When in power, they deliberately withdrew cases, registered against these miscreants.... " When u sow wind u reap the whirlwind "

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Sat, Aug 15 2020

    Party headless since 1 year and people asking if u cant elect a party president with just 44 people on board how u will rule country with 138 crore people.

    So diversion here, posted by relative of congress MLA, congress supporting violator by telling innocent even before enquiry started

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