Bengaluru violence an atrocity on Dalit, says BJP legislator Aravind Limbavali | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Barely 24 hours after a Congress fact-finding committee led by former home minister G Parameshwara visited DJ Halli to take stock of the situation, a BJP delegation led by former minister and Mahadevapura MLA Aravind Limbavali followed suit, visiting the area and the gutted house of Pulakeshinagar MLA Akhanda Srinivasamurthy.
Limbavali, while accusing the Congress of not siding with its own MLA, said the August 11 violence “may even be a result of internal politics within the party, and must be seen as an atrocity against a Dalit”. “It is clear the violence was not accidental or spontaneous, but an organised act,” Limbavali said. “I am not sure if this was internal politics of the Congress or atrocity against Dalits, but is unfortunate.” State unit president Naveen Kumar Kateel will lead another delegation on Monday.
Agriculture minister BC Patil, in Haveri, alleged that the violence was planned. Patil alleged the miscreants were against Ram Mandir and had attempted to defame both the Union and state governments. “Such elements have been trying to create violence in the state as well as in the nation. This politically motivated violence was planned. None, arrested by police, is innocent. Congress failed to support its Dalit legislator in this incident.”


In Davanagere, state environment minister Anand Singh condemned the attack on the legislator’s house in KG Halli and DJ Halli and said the violence was “inhuman and barbaric”. “Let the truth prevail after a detailed inquiry into the incident,” he said. “The real culprits should be punished, whomsoever they may be.”
Meanwhile, Parameshwara said his panel will submit its report to party president DK Shivakumar in a week’s time. “We’ve looked at all possibilities, including local politics and involvement of criminal elements,” he said.

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