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BJP submits complaint against Karna CM for terror jibe

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

The BJP's unit today submitted a complaint to the city police seeking action against for his "inflammatory" and "derogatory" remarks branding members of the party and as "terrorists."

The party wanted to be made "liable for defamation and promotion of enmity" between citizens under Section 153A of the and under provisions of

A delegation led by senior submitted the complaint, addressed to city police commissioner, stating that "false and malicious" aspersions had been cast against members by the

The complaint alleged that was misusing his position to spread "blatant falsehood" against the party with an ulterior motive of reaping political gains.

"He has knowingly made irresponsible statements to malign a national political party like the BJP," it said.

Siddaramaiah had recently alleged that BJP, and have terrorists within their organisations.

"They are themselves like terrorists in a way. BJP, and Bajarang Dal also have terrorists within," he had said, triggering a war of words between the ruling and the saffron party ahead of the upcoming assembly polls.

Siddaramaiah, who came under intense attack from the for his controversial remarks, yesterday called them "extremists".

The complaint said Siddaramaiah who is "nervous about losing" in the state polls, has made "a baseless, false, frivolous and derogatory" statement which had not only defamed the party, but also incited groups and classes of the society against it.

"The entire effort of Siddaramaiah to issue such a controversial statement is to create enmity and hatred among people and against the BJP," it added.

In the complaint, BJP has made similar charges against the state working

Alleging that Rao has said BJP was like a terrorist organisation, it said this was "baseless, malicious, derogatory, defamatory and false."

The BJP demanded that and Rao be made "liable for defamation and promotion of enmity between citizens" under IPC Section 153A and under provisions of

They should be booked "under the said provisions of and action taken for the penal offences," the complaint added.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 20:40 IST