The Congress Party responsible for violence in Udupi city during Bandh - Raghupathy Bhat

Richard D’Souza
Kemmannu News Network, 11-09-2018 06:13:43

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Udupi : The Congress was main responsible for the clashes between Congress and BJP workers during the Bharat Bandh in Udupi city, said Raghupathy Bhat, MLA.



Addressing a media persons in his press meet at BJP office here on Monday, 10th September, Raghupathy Bhat said that due to the violence unleashed by the Congress workers that Prabhakar Poojary, BJP City Block President was hit by a stone and a rod at Bannanje near SP office and was admitted to the government hospital and other four were injured also admitted in the hospital.

Raghupathy Bhat said that the altercation between the Congress and BJP workers at several places in the city was due to congress workers trying to enforce the bandh and forcing shopkeepers to shut down their business. Most of the shopkeepers called him about the strong arm method of the congress workers, he said.


He said the police should have taken strong action against the enforcement of the bandh and rough methods deployed by the Congress. But the police did not do so. Therefore, the BJP workers had to rush to protect the shopkeepers who had sought their protection.

The Congress workers were rebuffed by autorickshaw drivers in Manipal when they forced them to support the bandh. At Kadiyali, Congress workers forcibly shut down a hotel which one woman protested against it. They threatened her and tried to assault her, he said.

Bhat said that the Congress leaders had become despondent after losing all the five seats in legislative assembly election and also in recent CMC election, the BJP had won 31 seats out of 35 seats. Hence, the Congress workers had poured out their frustration at the loss in these elections on the people and the BJP workers by resorting to violent methods during the Bharat bandh.

The alleged the role of Police during the bandh in city. He said why did the police not stop the enforcement of bandh by the Congress workers? He questioned.

Mattar Rathnakar Hegde, Chief of district BJP and Kappettu Praveen Shetty were present.


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