Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has cancelled festivities scheduled to honour his government’s one year in office on Thursday in response to the murder of a BJP Yuva Morcha member in Dakshina Kannada.
On Wednesday night at midnight, he abruptly summoned a press conference at his home and announced the cancellation of two events: a formal gathering at Vidhana Soudha and “Janotsava,” a massive rally in Doddaballapur that BJP national president J P Nadda was supposed to attend.
The administration has resolved to establish a specifically trained commando force in the state to combat terrorist and anti-national forces, the chief minister also declared. After speaking with officials, the specifics will be provided.
“Following this murder, we are filled with rage. I’m hurt by this occurrence, which occurred just a few months after Harsha (a Bajarang Dal activist) was killed in Shivamogga “said Mr. Bommai.
“After being elected by B S Yediyurappa, the BJP has been in power for three years and my government has been in office for one year. We had planned for Janotsava, but after seeing how much the victim’s mother and family are suffering, I have decided to call off tomorrow’s activities “Adding, Mr. Bommai.
The state chief minister, who was accompanied by BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel and members of his cabinet, announced that he would be speaking at a press conference about initiatives for the underprivileged, underdeveloped communities, and youth.
“I apologise to everyone who was looking forward to Thursday’s events, including party leaders, ministers, and the organisers themselves. Because my conscience did not permit it, we had to cancel “The same has been told to Nadda, he continued, adding.
On Tuesday night in Bellare, three bike-borne assailants slashed to death Praveen Nettar, a member of the zilla BJP Yuva Morcha committee, in front of his broiler store.
After shutting his store, a resident of Nettaru in Bellare’s Dakshina Kannada district was shot and killed as he made his way home.
Following the murder, there was tension in the Dakshina Kannada district on Wednesday. Reports of stone-throwing and police use of force were made.