BJP MLAs protest in K’taka Assembly, demand action on alleged ‘Pro-Pak slogan’ incident

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BJP legislators staged protest outside the Assembly on Thursday.

BENGALURU: Amid the ongoing row over alleged ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans outside the Assembly, BJP MLAs staged a protest in Vidhana Soudha on Thursday morning, demanding action on the incident.

The BJP legislators raised slogans against the state government for not arresting those who allegedly raised the pro-Pakistan slogans outside the Assembly.

Slogans including, ‘Down, down, Congress government, Spineless governmenrt is not capable to take action, we want justice, arrest the culprit, down down government’, were raised by the BJP MLAs in Assembly.

“Its been 24 hours, no action has been initiated by the government. What can we expect from them”, Leader of Oppostion R Ashoka, said in assembly.

Responding to the protest, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that the government has sent the voice report to FSL and action will be taken after the report is received. “As I have told you already government is committed, we’ll not spare any person once the report come. We have given it for FSL. We’ll take action once report comes”, the CM said.

He further criticised the BJP-led central government for not taking against party Uttara Kannada MP Ananth Kumar Hegde for his alleged statement on changing the Constitution. “We are the people who fought for the freedom, not BJP and RSS, did they ever fight for freedom? Did Golwalkar participate? They who doesn’t respect democracy and constitution are teaching us patriotism”, Siddaramaiah said.

“These are the people who said they came to power to change the Constitution. The BJP MP made that statement, no action initiated by PM or BJP against Ananth Kumar Hegde then”, the CM said.

The BJP MLAs later stormed the well of the Assembly in protest and raised slogans.

However, party’s MP-elect Syed Naseer Hussain on Wednesday dismissed the BJP’s allegation that his supporters raised pro-Pakistan slogans at Vidhana Soudha. “I can understand the frustration of the BJP. They have lost badly despite both parties (BJP-JDS) coming together and trying every trick in the book to get an extra Rajya Sabha seat from Karnataka,” Hussain said.

“The supporters were sloganeering ‘Naseer Sahab Zindabad, Naseer Khan Zindabad, Naseer Khan Zindabad’,” he added. He said that he did not hear anybody shouting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogan in the Vidhana Soudha. “Had I heard that, I would have sent him to jail. I come from a freedom fighter’s family. I represent a party that has fought and brought freedom to this country”, Hussain said.

Meanwhile, the BJP MLAs took out a ‘Raj Bhavan Chalo’ march from Vidhana Soudha against the state government over various state issues, specially on the Budget. (ANI)

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