Shivamogga incident:Result of the appeasement politics: Basavaraj Bommai

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

Increase in the anti-social elements due to the government’s appeasement policy

The appeasement of a particular community by the state government prompted untoward incidents in Shivamogga City.

Instead of putting the accused persons behind bars,the minister was giving the clean chit to them,said former chief minister Basavaraj Bommai.

He told reporters here on Wednesday that the minister himself was misguiding by accusing the BJP of orchestrating trouble.

If those who are supposed to talk action talk in this tone on whom the government must repose faith?

Home Minister,Dr G Parameshwar termed this incident as small.The government’s appeasement policy has increased anti-social elements.

It was also the root cause for the increase in such elements to raise their ugly heads in border districts.

Bommai said no one knew the government was up to following pressure from the ministers and MLAs to release all those who have been arrested in such cases.

Deputy Chief Minister,DK.Shivakumar wrote a letter seeking the withdrawal of the cases booked against all those PFI activists who were behind the Hubballi incident.

Understanding the mistake, now the Home Minister has blamed the media for distorting his statement of terming the Shivamogga incident as ‘small’.

The removal of the banners put by the Hindu activists in Udupi clearly shows the appeasement policy of the Congress Government in the State.

Let us wait for the caste census

Replying to a question,the BJP leader said his party was not against the caste census. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah himself admitted several times that the survey that he got done during his tenure (2013-2018) was the socio-economic survey and not the caste census.

There was a lot of difference between the caste system in North India and South India.The government had the responsibility of ensuring justice to the oppressed classes.

“I am not aware of the contents in that report. It is alleged that the report has been leaked.Let us see once the report comes.

Siddaramaiah should have received the report while he was the CM for the first time.However,it was not implemented due to the 2018 Assembly polls.Now,we will wait and see what the government does”.