TUMKUR: Basava Sene activists burnt an effigy of the former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy here on Saturday and staged a demonstration against Mr. Kumaraswamy’s statement on alleged partisanship of Shivakumara Swamy of Siddaganga Math in favour of the Lingayat Chief Minister B.S.Yeddyurappa. As many as 23 members of the Basava Sene arrived at the Town Hall Circle here and shouted slogans against Mr. Kumaraswamy. P. Gangaraj, president of the Basava Sene, led them. They burnt an effigy of Mr. Kumaraswamy and marched to the Deputy Commissioner’s office, where they staged a dharna. — Staff Correspondent