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Yeddyurappa demands President rule in Karnataka

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

The BJP's unit today accused the government in the state of "failure" on the law and order front and demanded that the recommend imposition of in the state.

The also hit out at Chief Minister for allegedly instructing prison officials to provide "special amenities" to deposed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala who is lodged in the central jail here in connection with a disproportionate assets case.

Slamming the government for the attack on Lokayukta P Vishwanatha Shetty, who was stabbed multiple times in his cabin on wednesday, said, "this shows that there is no civilian government in place in the state."

He said the attack on the Lokayukta has become nationwide and brought down the credibility of the state government in front of the world.

"The government that cannot provide security to the is not fit to continue in power even for a minute. has to immediately take action and should recommend President's rule," he told reporters here.

The former also said he along with had met in yesterday on the matter.

Alleging that day by day, the law and order situation has deteriorated, said has, for the first time in its history, become "a goonda state", where murders and extortion have become common.

Giving numbers indicating increase in cases of murder, atrocities against Dalits, incidents of rape and dacoity, he said, "This is government's record...the Chief Minister has to give an explanation to the people of the state."

Yeddyurappa targeted the government for repeated incidents of "attacks and murders" of BJP and right wing activists.

He also accused the government of weakening the institution of Lokayukta by bringing in the Anti-Corruption Bureau, which works according to its instructions, to target political opponents.

Referring to the allegation made by former DGP PrisonsSathyanarayana Rao that certain amenities were provided to Sasikala in jail following instructions from Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Yeddyurappa called it "shameful".

"This for the first time in the history of the country, a has tried to help an inmate (in jail). This is an insult to our democratic system."

Terming it contempt of court, he said the has to initiate legal action against the ChiefMinister.

Siddaramaiah, however, has denied having instructed officials to give certain amenities to Sasikala.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 20:00 IST