According to media reports, Karnataka Congress ministers were upset as AIADMK workers and Jayalalithaa's supporters have been creating ruckus in the state ever since her conviction by a special court in Bangalore in the Rs 66.6 crore disproportionate assets case.
India Today report quoted one senior Congress leader as saying, "This is a hyper sensitive case. Last week, advocates from Tamil Nadu and AIADMK workers staged several demonstrations and accused us (the Karnataka government) of hatching a conspiracy to delay the hearing of Jayalalithaa's bail petition."
"We have been unnecessarily facing the flak ever since she was sentenced to four-year imprisonment in the case. We do not want such a volatile situation to go on in the state. It will be better if Jayalalithaa is shifted to a jail in Tamil Nadu," the report added while quoting the Karnataka leader.
The report surfaced just a day after Karnataka High Court's decision of not granting bail to Jayalalithaa. The high court on Tuesday, Oct 7 rejected her bail plea and forced AIADMK to move the Supreme Court.
While her supporters protested outside the court and Parappana Agrahara jail, where she has been lodged since Sept 27, many AIADMK workers attacked Kannadigas who reside in Tamil Nadu.
In Chennai, a hotel owned by a Kannadiga in K K Nagar locality came under stone pelting by some miscreants this evening, police said.
Reports of stoning of some vehicles bearing Karnataka registration numbers were received from Tiruchirappalli and Palani, they said.
Security has been increased in areas where hotels owned by Kannadigas were located in the city, police said. Security has been beefed up across the state, especially in border areas, they said.
Buses bound for Karnataka from Tamil Nadu and those coming from that state are being provided security, they added.