BJP Leader Eshwarappa receives death threat, files complaint
"I have filed a complaint in connection to the threat call besides putting a word across to central leaders," informed K S Eshwarappa in a brief conversation with OneIndia
The leader of the opposition in the legislative council, Eshwarappa suspected that it was Muslim on the other end of the phone in the night of November 22. "I received a missed call on Nov 22 at 9.32 pm from + 1669897. But the caller did not pick up the phone when I called back," Eshwarappa said.
Later to this quick development, Eshwarappa again received a call at 10.42 pm from the same number and this time the caller spoke.
"The caller warned me of dire consequences, had I again raised cow slaughter and Madikeri violence issue occurred during Tipu Jayanti," he said while adding that the anonymous caller who threatened Eshwarappa spoke in 'Urdu mixed broken Kannada'.
The BJP leader, in the recent past, who allegedly made controversial remarks over rape and media's broadcasting methods suspected that caller might be a Muslim, going by his language and pronunciation.
Eshwarappa further narrated, while in Shimoga district PFI (Popular Front of India) organised a rally, a faction from Kerala arrived to the spot with machetes and other dangerous weapons to cause communal disruption and he had brought the same to the notice of the police.
Even during Madikeri's episode also, similar faction was present on the venue that unleashed a wave of violence.
"I had informed this to the advisor of the Home Minister, Kempaiah and sought him to take actions", he said.
He opined that some rowdy and communal elements observing his vociferous batting against Muslim fundamentalism threatened him of serious consequences if he pursues the same course.
The BJP leader said aftermath to the incident, ACP Sandeep Patil landed at his home and gathered information and advised him to file a complaint. "Taking officer's advise I filed a complaint at Vidhana Soudha police station," he informed
On the other hand, Eshwarappa has put a word across to the BJP central leaders, Union Ministers Ananth Kumar and D V Sadananda Gowda. The Congress leaders including Home Minister of Karnataka G Parameshwara has assured of initiating actions against such elements, Eshwarappa added.