Shimoga: Congress veteran and leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah on Tuesday asked for what reason a banner of Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was set up and eighteenth Century Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan’s portrait eliminated in a minority-dominated region in Shivammogga that prompted public conflicts nearby.
According to reports, the opposition leader alleged that the BJP was playing double-standard politics.
Before the day, Siddaramaiah hit out at chief minister Basavaraj Bommai for separating over dispensing of remuneration to casualties of communal violence. In a series of tweets, he expressed that while Bommai met the group of BJP youth with leader Praveen Nettaru who was killed by unidentified motorbike-borne attackers late in July, he did not meet or paid no remuneration to the family of Masood and Fazil – both of whom were likewise casualties of public brutality.
His assertion came as state home minister Araga Jnanendra held a meeting with the additional director general of police, Alok Kumar, and other senior cops in Shivamogga a day after the conflicts. Following the meeting, Jnanendra said there is nothing out of sorts in installing a banner of Savarkar who had battled for the nation’s freedom while adding no one should take the law into their own hands.
Police have said prohibitory orders given under Section 144 of the CrPC that was forced on Monday night in Shivamogga after two gatherings had a go head to head over introducing pictures of Savarkar and Tipu Sultan would stay set up till Thursday.
In the interim, four people have been captured for stabbing a garment shop employee during the viciousness. The harmed individual, an inhabitant of Rajasthan, is going through treatment at a hospital. The man works as a worker in the shop where the two gatherings conflicted over setting up the photos of Savarkar and Tipu Sultan. Singh was not engaged in the conflicts, police said.