A FIR was registered against union minister Ananth Kumar Hegde for making derogatory comments against Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Hegde was booked under sections 153,504 pf IPC. During a Bharatiya Janata Party Parivarthana rally in Belagavi, the minister had made derogatory statements against the Congress and Siddaramaiah. Congress workers approached the Mysore city court with a private complaint seeking directions to file FIR against the minister. The court directed the city police to register an FIR despite the statements being made in Belagavi. The Mysuru police registered a FIR on Sunday and are likely to seek a transfer of case from Belagavi police.