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Mr Siddaramaiah demands judicial inquiry into y'days violence

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Mysore, Apr 14 (UNI) Former Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister S Siddramiah, holding the State government responsible for yesterday's violence in Bangalore during the funeral procession of Kannada Matinee Idol Rajkumar, demanded a Judicial inquiry into the violence in which eight people were killed and more than 135 injured.

Speaking to newsmen here, he said that ''it was total failure on the part of the government in maintaining law and order.'' Ridiculing the statement of Mr Kumaraswamy's that due to lack of police force the situation went out of control, Mr Siddaramaiah demanded that since the Chief Minister is also holding the Home portfolio he should take moral responsibility for the incidents.

Stating that one could imagine the situation as when Chief Minister himself was not able to attend the funeral and passing the bucks on the law and order situation, how could a common man able to pay their last respect to the departed soul.

Mr Siddaramaiah said he would not ask the Chief Minister to resign since only two months back the new coalition government has come into existence. But an effective probe should be made in to the incidents in which loss of life and property of the public involved.

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