On Tuesday, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai decided against filing an appeal challenging the Karnataka High Court’s decision to abolish the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB). The Chief Minister responded that there is no relationship between that person and the government when his attention was brought to a person who had petitioned the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the high court to abolish the ACB and reinstate the powers of the Lokayukta police wing.
The inaugural rally would be hosted in Doddaballapura and would take place between the first week of September and mid-October. The Janatsova, which was scheduled for July 28 to commemorate Bommai’s one year in office as chief minister and the BJP’s completion of three years in power, was intended to highlight the accomplishments of the government. In response to the uproar over the July 26 murder of BJP Yuva Morcha member Praveen Nettar in Dakshina Kannada, it was cancelled.
Siddaramaiah, the leader of the opposition in the state legislature, claimed that the BJP was attempting to stifle the agitations by enforcing prohibitory orders, as it had done in Kodagu. In response, Bommai said, “Siddaramaiah is in great confusion. It all started with his confusing statements.”
“Did we say that the picture of Savarkar must not be put in the Muslim area? It was Siddaramaiah who said it and created confusion, and we we are not responsible for it,” he said. Asked about Siddaramaiah’s statement that not only eggs but stones were also hurled at his convoy during his recent visit to Kodagu and the protest against him was government sponsored, the Chief Minister said, “It is a big lie. Already instructions are given for the investigation on the incident and he has also been given protection. There is no need for the government to do such things.”