Mandya: Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy's statement made on Monday which reportedly went like this, "mercilessaagi shootout maadi...tondareilla" (there would be no issue you shootout them mercilessly” has created a storm in political circles.
But, the damage has already been done not only in social media but also in political circles. Mr Kumaraswamy said he has said this out of emotion since he knew the victim was very nice and active party worker.
Some people felt that the people of Karnataka would have definitely appreciated the CM had be issued a similar instruction to those goons who were targeting government officers trying to stop illegal activities.
Last week, a village accountant of Raichur was mowed down by the sand mafia that shook the entire executive of the state. Deputy chief minister Dr G Parameshwar who holds the home portfolio, when asked about this, gave a standard reply "the government will not tolerate such incidents. I have given orders to the Raichur police to take stern action against the culprits.”