BANGALORE: The recent attack on IAS officer Rashmi V reflects the poor law and order situation in the state, said Jagadish Shettar, Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, here on Tuesday. He told reporters that the assault on Rashmi took place with the knowledge of the police.
He also flayed Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for not meeting Rashmi.
Demanding a thorough inquiry, Shettar said, “The chief minister should have taken the initiative and immediately ordered an inquiry.”
Referring to the corruption charges made by Rashmi against her predecessor Amita Prasad, Shettar said,
“A proper inquiry into the misappropriation of funds should be held and the guilty must be brought to book.”
The former chief minister said the state BJP will write to the Union government on the irregularities allegedly committed by Amita Prasad.
‘Address Farmers’ Grievances’
Shettar said the sugarcane growers feel cheated by the government.
“The government had promised to pay a minimum of `2,500 per tonne of sugarcane last year but failed,” he said.
He criticised the government for failing to come to the rescue of onion, paddy and maize growers, whose produce is selling below the minimum support price.
Rao In Charge of State BJP
BJP national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao has been appointed as in-charge of the party affairs in Karnataka. Rao will replace Thavarchand Gehlot.