BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel alleged the unrest in elements of Bengaluru was a political conspiracy to create communal disturbance within the BJP-ruled state. He additionally claimed the Kavalbyrasandra violence was pre-planned and well-orchestrated by Fashionable Entrance of India (PFI) and its political arm Socialist Democratic Social gathering of India (SDPI).
Congress, alternatively, criticised the inordinate delay in police motion towards Naveen, who was arrested for posting controversial content material on social media.
BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje, who visited the violence-hit space, stated it was nothing however the results of Congress’ appeasement politics. “CCTV cameras within the neighborhood of the police station have been broken. That is ample proof that the violence was premeditated,” added BJP state common secretary Ashwathnarayan.
Slamming Congress, BJP nationwide common secretary BL Santosh tweeted: “After 14 hours @INCKarnataka woke as much as blame Naveen (MLAs nephew) for Fb publish & Police for delay in taking motion. One straight query. Does your Social gathering assist riots like this? Why does the Cong hesitate to sentence riots by minority teams..? #CongSupportsRiots.”
Tourism minister CT Ravi termed the violence a “deliberate riot” and alleged SDPI was behind it. “Congress is indulging in appeasing these folks as they represent its vote financial institution. This isn’t the primary incident. Throughout CAA protests, a riot was carried out in Mangaluru. It was an organised incident, not an remoted one. SDPI provoked folks. It’s well-known for rioting,” he alleged.
Former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy stated the incident seemed like a “pre-planned conspiracy” and demanded motion towards these indulging in “goondaism” and taking the regulation into their fingers within the identify of faith. He tweeted: “No faith or group is above the regulation and anybody who doesn’t respect regulation of the land must be punished. Authorities by taking strict motion ought to guarantee such incidents don’t repeat.”