Police guard Ananthamurthy's house after he receives threat calls

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Police guard Ananthamurthy's house
Bangalore, May 21: Veteran Kannada author and Jnanpith awardee UR Ananthamurthy (URA) has been living under police protection for the past week, says a TOI report. And the reason - He has been openly critical of Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi.

The 81-year-old writer was provided police protection from May 16, the day results of the Lok Sabha elections were declared. URA, as he is popularly known, had said before May 16 that he would not like to live in a country where Narendra Modi was the Prime Minister.

On May 16, when it became clear that Modi will be the next PM, NaMo brigade, a unit of BJP, had sent him one-way flight ticket to Pakistan.

URA also claimed to have received a number of phone calls and hate mails asking him to leave the country. Also, several angry messages were posted on social networking sites against the author, asking him to leave India.

Thee police security was first provided after the author demanded protection.

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