Karnataka govt says ‘accused won’t be spared’; BJP demands resignation of CM Siddaramaiah

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BENGALURU: After as many as 10 people were left injured after an explosion took place at Bengaluru’s popular Rameshwaram cafe on Friday, the incident drew sharp criticism from the Bharatiya Janata Party, which has demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, citing “no law and order in the state”.

However, the Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka government said that the accused involved in the incident will not be spared, and a thorough investigation is underway. The Chief Minister also urged the opposition parties to avoid politicisation of the matter.

“The investigation into this case should be handed over to NIA. The CM should take responsibility and immediately resign,” Karnataka BJP President BY Vijayendra said.

The Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Assembly, R Ashoka also slammed the Siddaramaiah government over the Rameshwaram cafe blast incident and said that the ruling Congress party needs to change its mindset and strictly take action against such nefarious elements who are trying to destabilize the law and order situation in the state.

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, R Ashoka said, “The mindset has to be changed. They (Karnataka government) are saying ‘Brand Bengaluru’ but it will become ‘Bomb Bengaluru’. I request that the government to take serious action. There is no law and order. This government is not running properly.”
Asserting that “multiple explosions have also taken place in the previous governments,” the Karnataka Chief Minister said, “This incident has happened in our government. Disciplinary and strict action will be taken against those who involved. Politics should not be done in this matter.”

A team of National Investigation Agency also visited the explosion site in the Whitefield area.  (ANI)

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