Staff Reporter

Bangalore: Around 60 workers of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday staged a protest against cross-voting by Bangalore North MP H.T. Sangliana. They later went to his office on Ali Askar Road and attacked it. The party workers reportedly damaged a board and broke a window pane.

Shankar Bidari, Commissioner of Police, said that Mr. Sangliana had contacted him early Tuesday and sought protection for his office and residence. Accordingly, police pickets were posted near his office and residence at Koramangala National Games Village. When party workers tried to barge into the office, an official prevented them from entering. However, three or four persons sneaked into the compound and tried to kick open the door, but were stopped by the police. A case has been registered in this regard at the Cubbon Park Police Station.

Mr. Bidari visited the spot along with Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) M.R. Pujar. A police party has also been posted near the residence of Manjunath Kunnur, Dharwad South MP.