Bengaluru violence: HDK urges BJP, Congress to shun ‘petty politics’

Bengaluru, August 21

Accusing the BJP and the Congress of indulging in “mudslinging” over latest violence within the metropolis, JD(S) chief HD Kumaraswamy on Friday stated each nationwide events stood uncovered earlier than the individuals, as he urged them to go away “petty politics”.

In an open letter to the Congress and the BJP, the previous Chief Minister has questioned each events concerning their conduct in reference to the incident.

“DJ Halli riots are a Law and Order issue. The incident should have been investigated and the guilty should have been punished. Any responsible government and the party in power should have learnt lessons from the incident and initiated preventive steps to avoid recurrence of similar events,” Kumaraswamy stated.

Instead, each nationwide political events have used it to bask in “mudslinging”, he stated.

This manner, the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress stand uncovered by shedding each management and the arrogance within the minds of the individuals.

Accusing each events of looking for ‘political polarisation’ from each incident, he requested them to reply a few of his questions whereas urging them to “leave petty politics”.

Political slugfest is presently on between each events over the August 11 riots, with Ministers within the BJP authorities citing investigation to date alleging that native political variations throughout the Congress and the SDPI’s bigger conspiracy to disturb regulation and order had been among the many main causes for the violence.

The Congress has charged the BJP with utilizing energy to repair its leaders and staff within the incident to “cover-up” its failure in dealing with the riots.

Pointing out that the Congress alleges that there was a political conspiracy behind the riots, Kumaraswamy requested: “Is this conspiracy being from within the party or outside? or ticket aspirants? Does the Congress have the courage to make public these secrets? Do at times, leaders who came from other parties become unpalatable for the Congress?”

Also suggesting that each time there was a dialogue on banning the SDPI, the Congress grew to become over-reactive and challenged these in energy to ban, he requested the grand outdated celebration to elucidate what was the profit that they had been going to get by banning or not banning it.

Terming the DJ Halli incident because the “biggest law and order failure” on the a part of the federal government, Home Department and the Intelligence, whereas turning in the direction of the BJP, Kumaraswamy stated the federal government, which ought to have owned the accountability, had completely grow to be “irresponsible”.

“Is any action initiated against any Home Department official in connection with this incident? Instead, the BJP has gone one step ahead conspiring for a political polarisation. BJP, aren’t you shameless?” he requested.

Asking as to why BJP, which is blaming the Congress for not initiating motion, regardless of being in energy, the JD(S) chief stated the federal government had grow to be so weak and powerless that it couldn’t even guarantee the security of the MLA who gained with an enormous majority.

“How can this powerless government protect the interests of the ordinary people? If they cannot, what is the point of such a government in power? Or did the BJP want such riots during the BBMP elections?” he questioned.

The violence in DJ Halli and adjoining areas on August 11 evening was unleashed by lots of of individuals over an inflammatory social media put up allegedly put out by P Naveen, a relative of Pulakeshinagar Congress MLA R Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy.

The MLAs residence and a police station at DJ Halli had been torched by rioters, who additionally set many police and personal autos afire and looted the belongings of the legislator and his sister.

Murthy, who was in JD(S), had jumped ship to the Congress forward of the 2018 meeting polls and gained the election. PTI

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