Kannada actor Shivarajkumar fans protest at BJP leader Kumar Bangarappa’s house

Fans of the Kannada superstar got angry over the post put up after the defeat of Geetha Shivarajkumar against BJP’s BY Raghavendra in the LS polls.
Police outside the residence of BJP leader Kumar Bangarappa following protets by the fans of actor Shivarajkumar, in Bengaluru on Saturday
Police outside the residence of BJP leader Kumar Bangarappa following protets by the fans of actor Shivarajkumar, in Bengaluru on Saturday | Allen Egenus J

BENGALURU : Around 300 fans of senior Kannada actor Shivarajkumar held a protest outside the residence of actor-turned-politician, and BJP leader Kumar Bangarappa, for his alleged derogatory comments posted on social media, on Saturday afternoon.

The protesters are said to have attacked Kumar Bangarappa’s house in Sadashivanagar and demanded an apology from the former BJP leader. Protesters entered the gate of Kumar Bangarappa’s residence and raised slogans against the leader. At least 20 protesters were detained by the police. In a post on his social media account, Kumar Bangarappa had mocked Shivarajkumar, suggesting the latter need not fear unemployment, and that he could perform at religious fairs in various villages of Shivamogga district.

Fans of the Kannada superstar got angry over the post put up after the defeat of Geetha Shivarajkumar against BJP’s BY Raghavendra in the LS polls. Kumar Bangarappa made some scathing remarks against Geetha Shivarajkumar, brother-in-law Shivarajkumar, and brother Madhu Bangarappa. He also criticised his sister Geetha for misusing their late father and former chief minister S Bangarappa’s name.

The Karnataka State Reserve Police was deployed at Kumar Bangarappa’s residence to prevent any further incident.

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