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K'taka: Cong demands resignation of coalition govt

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, Apr 14: The Congress in Karnataka today demanded resignation of H D Kumaaraswamy led coalition government for its 'total failure' to maintain law and order situation during the funeral of Kannada Matinee idol Raj Kumar and sought a judicial probe by a sitting Supreme Court judge into the entire episode.

Speaking to newsmen at the party office state Congress President Mallikarjuna Kharge and Leaders of Opposition in the Legislature N Dharam Singh and H K Patil charged that there was a total collapse of administration during the cremation.

The leaders in the government lacked maturity and experience to handle such situation, they contended. The government had no moral right to continue in power as it had failed to safeguard the public property,they added.

The leaders alleged that the Chief Minister was frustrated at his failure and was trying to find fault with others by saying that there was a conspiracy behind violence. The entire government machinery was at his command and could act effectively to curb such violence, they added.

Mr Kharge referred to the Chief Minister's inability to attend the burial ceremony and asked sarcastically that if the Chief Minister himself could not be present then what would have happened to a common man who had come to pay his last respects to the thespian. The announcement of state funeral for the actor had put everyone to shame in the absence of the Chief Minister at the funeral site, he added.

Eight people, including a trainee police constable were killed in the violent incidents leading to police opening fire in two places yesterday.


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