Karnataka

BJP sees breakdown of law and order in State

BJP leaders offering floral tributes to various leaders at a conference in Hubballi on Wednesday.

BJP leaders offering floral tributes to various leaders at a conference in Hubballi on Wednesday.  

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Those in the govt. are in a nexus with criminals, says Pralhad Joshi

The murder of Kannada writer M.M. Kalburgi and other such incidents only indicate the breakdown of law and order in the State, Bharatiya Janata Party State president Pralhad Joshi has said.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Antyodaya Samavesh, a conference of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes, here on Wednesday, Mr. Joshi said that the victims in the murder cases reported after the Congress came to power in the State belong to the AHINDA group, of which the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah claims to be a leader. “Even the investigating officials have not made any headway in the Kalburgi murder case. Recently, a police officer was stabbed to death. There were media reports about some Congress MLAs indulging in a betting racket. When those in the government are in a nexus with criminals, how could the government ensure law and order in the State?” he asked.

Venting ire against writers who have returned awards bestowed on them by various academies in protest against the Kalburgi murder, Mr. Joshi ridiculed that the writers have only returned awards that did not carry a big cash prize. “If they are really serious, let them return the awards carrying a heavy purse,” he said.

Mr. Joshi said that the Antyodaya Samavesh would expose the failure of the State government to safeguard the interests of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.

The former Ministers Govind Karjol and Arvind Limbavali and Ballari MP B. Sriramulu spoke.

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