Bengaluru, Nov 7: As rape cases continue to rise in Karnataka, the state politicians are busy in playing the blame-game rather than taking the stringent measures.
A day after the state Home Minister KJ George sparked a controversy by blaming the media for tarnishing Bengaluru's image by focusing on rape stories for TRPs, the former state BJP president K S Eshwarappa went to another extent of stooping down in making personal attacks at the opponent political leaders.
While addressing the media, Eshwarappa was reacting on the recent rape cases in the capital and was taking on state government's inaction.
While lashing out at KJ George's remarks, Eshwarappa said, "How would you react if your daughter was raped? Would you sit idle?
"Don't think HM or CM considers everyone as their own. Maybe when their own daughters are raped they might act differently", he said.
"They (state government) haven't arrested the accused yet. They are protecting the accused. That's why I say this is an irresponsible government", he further said.
However, he later tried to clarify his comments and said, "Chief Minister and Home Minister should give importance to women safety."
Meanwhile, Congress workers launched a protest against BJP leader KS Eshwarappa's controversial remarks in Bengaluru.
Bangalore: Congress protest against BJP leader KS Eshwarappa's controversial remarks pic.twitter.com/OjxO3cjEDK— ANI (@ANI_news) November 7, 2014
"Home Minister of Karnataka can't react out of frustration when he failed to perform his duty," former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa had said.
On October 29, a schoolgirl in Shivamogga died in a hospital in Manipal. She, according to her parents, was abducted, drugged or poisoned and then raped.
Recently, a 6-year-old child was sexually assaulted in a Bengaluru school.