Mangaluru: “Chief Minister Siddaramaiah must be made the first accused in VHP leader Kuttappa’s death case,” said MP Nalin Kumar Kateel in a press meet held at the BJP office here, on November 11.
Recalling the statement by veteran playwright, actor and litterateur, Girish Karnad to rename the Bengaluru airport as Tipu Sultan Airport, Nalin said, “The statement was given by the CM through Girish Karnad. After knowing that there is strong opposition in celebrating Tipu Jayanti, the state government did not take any action. The police allowed the people from Kerala to celebrate Tipu Jayanti in Madikeri which led to the death of the VHP leader and the BJP strongly condemns this. A thorough investigation should be done in Kuttappa’s death case and CM Siddaramaiah should held responsible for all the untoward incidents which took place on November 10. The government should announce Rs 25 lakh compensation to Kuttappa’s family.”
He also alleged that Siddaramaiah is pleasing the minority community to stay in power. “In Kuttappa’s death case, the state government did not act in a responsible way. To wake the Congress government, we have called for a Bundh on November 13. We asked all our party workers to observe a peaceful bundh. If any untoward incident takes place the state government and CM Siddaramaiah will be directly responsible,” he said.
He also said that the Jana Sankalpa yatre had been postponed to November 14 and will be inaugurated at 8.30 am in Subramanya.
Pratapa Simha Nayak, K Sulochana Bhat, Monappa Bhandary, Capt Ganesh Karnik, VikasPuttur, Devdas Shetty and others were also present.