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FIR against ex BJP min over ‘finish off Siddaramaiah’ remark


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Bengaluru: Days after Congress coming to power, a fresh FIR has been registered by Mysuru police against former BJP Minister Dr CN Ashwathnarayan for his alleged statement to ‘finish off’ Siddaramaiah like Uri Gowda and Nanje Gowda finished off Tipu Sultan.

The FIR against Ashwwathnarayan has been filed under Sections 506 and 153 of the IPC after a delegation of Congress leaders led by party spokesperson M Lakshmana and Mysuru District Congress Committee President BJ Vijaykumar submitted a fresh complaint with Mysuru police on Wednesday.

Earlier in February a complaint was filed by Lakshmana at Malleshwaram police station against Ashwathnarayan but no action was taken.

While addressing a public event, the former Karnataka minister had exhorted people to ‘finish off’ Siddaramaiah the way the two Vokkaliga chieftains — Uri Gowda and Nanje Gowda — had killed 17th century Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan.

Congress has maintained that the duo are fictional characters.

In a series of tweets, Aswathnarayan had clarified that his remarks were casual allusions and not malicious. He also added that he had only mentioned that Congress should be defeated in the elections.

Reacting to it, Siddaramaiah had said love and friendship cannot be expected from leaders of a party, which worships the murderer of Mahatma Gandhi.


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