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Congress MLC comes under attack

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Congress MLC Ivan D'Souza's reference to K.S. Eshwarappa's wife while criticising the latter’s personal attack on Home Minister K.J. George and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah came for criticism at a press meet on Saturday.

While strongly decrying Mr. Eshwarappa's statement, Mr. D'Souza said it was unbecoming of a senior leader to have made such a statement.

"How will he (Eshwarappa) feel if a similar statement was made in reference to his wife," he reportedly said.

A journalist said they would not accept statements showing women in poor light.

Mr. D'Souza said he was trying to point out the need for Mr. Eshwarappa to have control over his speech. He should tender an unconditional public apology for his statements. If Mr. Eshwarappa fails to tender an apology, they would file a defamation case in Mangaluru, he said.

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