Eshwarappa files complaint over death threat

The SP said the complaint has been received and investigation is on.

Published: 08th April 2019 05:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2019 05:51 AM   |  A+A-

K S Eshwarappa

By Express News Service

SHIVAMOGGA: Days after he issued a statement saying BJP does not issue tickets to Muslims in Karnataka as people from the community do not trust the party, BJP leader K S Eshwarappa received a death threat over the statement and has lodged a complaint regarding the matter.

He met Superintendent of Police Ashwini M at her office on Sunday and gave a written complaint to the SP. In the complaint, Eshwarappa stated that he has been touring various parts of the state to campaign for BJP candidates. While he was heading to Shivamogga after campaigning in Bagalkot on Friday evening, a man called him up and spoke to him in Kannada. He said the man spoke about Eshwarappa’s comment regarding the tickets to Muslims and chided him. The former DyCM asked police to give him protection and nab the person. He also sent the copies of the complaint to Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and Home Minister M B Patil.

The SP said the complaint has been received and investigation is on. “As far as security is concerned, the intelligence department will take a call as he travels across the state,” the SP added.

Recently, while speaking at Koppal, Eshwarappa had said, “The Congress has made Muslims a vote bank and are not issuing tickets to them. Muslims are understanding the fact. But, BJP will not give tickets to Muslims as they don’t trust us. We will consider issuing tickets if Muslims start trusting us,” he had said.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp