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BJP demands action against minister for "threat" to its MLA

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

today demanded that take action against who it alleged had "openly" threatened its MLA during a debate on murders in the Assembly that he would be the next target.

"Dear #10PercentCM @siddaramaiah, your Vinay Kulkarni is an accused in the murder of member Yogesh Gowda & is now openly threatening @CTRavi_BJP sitting in the 'Temple of Democracy'.

"Do you have the courage to take action against your Rowdy ,"B S Yeddyurappa tweeted.

The tweet comes a day after member C T Ravi's name was mentioned when the party raised the issue of killing of S Kadiresh, husband of a BJP corporator, and was targeting the government over law and order, citing rise in murders.

Referring to such recent killings, BJP had said "Yesterday Santosh, today and who is tomorrow?," to which Ravi's name was screamed out from the ruling side, inviting an angry reaction from party members.

had however said the minister had only mentioned Ravi's name in jest and he was sorry about it.

Santosh was killed on February 2 and five days later.

BJP claimed that Santosh was killed when festoons were being put up for Narendra Modi's visit on Sunday last.

Kadiresh, a rowdy-sheeter, was hacked to death two days ago, which police said, was due to old rivalry.

Yeddyurappa picked up the term '10 per cent Chief Minister' fromthe Prime Minister's jibe during his public meeting on February 4in Bengaluru that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's government in Karnakata takes a commission of 10 per cent to get the works done.

The demanded that take action against the 'rogue MLA'.

"Dear @OfficeOfRG, while discussing Hindu murders in K'taka assembly, your MLA openly threatens our MLA @CTRavi_BJP that he will be the next target."

"Beforelanding in K'taka tomorrow, we dare you to take action againstthis rogue MLA," the party tweeted.

will be on a four-day tour of the state from tomorrow to galvanise the party workers ahead of the assembly polls, which are due early this year.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 18:40 IST