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Bengaluru: BJP petitions Governor on party MLA Hassan house attack

Published Feb 15, 2019, 6:09 am IST
Updated Feb 15, 2019, 6:09 am IST
Saffron party wants govt to act against the guilty
BJP Yuva Morcha members protesting against stone pelting on the residence of Hassan MLA Preetham Gowda, in Bengaluru on Thursday  (Photo: DC)
 BJP Yuva Morcha members protesting against stone pelting on the residence of Hassan MLA Preetham Gowda, in Bengaluru on Thursday (Photo: DC)

Bengaluru: The state BJP, which held a state-wide protest on Thursday  against the attack on party MLA, Preetham Gowda's house in Hassan by JD(S) workers,  petitioned Governor Vajubhai Vala to direct the state government to take action against those involved.   

A delegation led by state BJP chief, B.S.Yeddyurappa met the Governor at Rajbhavan on Thursday and in a petitiom claimed the state government had instigated the JD(S) workers to hurl stones on the MLA's house and brutally attack their party workers.


Although the MLA and his family were now under threat of more attacks,  the state government had failed to provide them security, it regretted. Claiming that the Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy had ordered the police to go soft on those involved in the incident, the BJP leaders said the FIR only charged them under bailable offences when they had "attempted to kill" the family and supporters of the MLA.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has also decided to send copies of the FIR to Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh and request him to intervene in the matter.


The delegation included deputy leader of the party in the Assembly, Govinda Karjol, opposition leader in the Legislative Council, Kota Srinivasa Poojari, BJP leaders, K.S. Eshwarappa, M.P. Renukacharaya, Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri and party MLCs.

A mob of JD(S) workers had attacked Mr Preetham Gowda's on hearing an audio clip of him allegedly talking ill of their party supremo, H.D.Deve Gowda and  Mr. Kumaraswamy.

However, in the melee, a BJP worker suffered injuries in the eye.

Bills passed amidst din

Bengaluru: Ignoring the BJP members, who continued their protest against the attack on MLA Preetham Gowda’s house in Hassan, the Legislative Council passed several important bills including the Appropriation Bill, 2019-20 here on Thursday.


As the BJP members trooped into the well of the House, demanding the immediate arrest of those involved in the Hassan incident, they were taken to task by Council Chairman, Prathapchandra Shetty for disrupting the proceedings. But refusing to give in, they continued their dharna against the “goonda government,” drawing protests from Revenue Minister, R.V. Despande to their use of language.

However, even before the BJP members could arrive in the House, the Council approved the Land Acquisition Rehabilitation Bill, the Basava Kalyana Development Board Bill and the ANI University Bill. Later, the House approved the Karnataka Universities Amendment Bill, Adichunchanagiri University Amendment Bill, R.V. University Bill, and the Karnataka State Civil Services Teachers Transfers Regulation Amendment Bill.


Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru