Yeddyurappa against pub culture in KarnatakaJanuary 29th, 2009 - 10:23 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Jan 29, (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday refused to allow the growth of pub culture in the state, but he appeared ready to discuss putting a ban on Shri Ram Sena with his state cabinet.
We won”t allow this pub culture in Karnataka to grow. But, on the other hand, those who take law into their hand will be dealt with very firmly,” B. S. Yeddyurappa said.
Yeddyurappa, however, stated that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had no link with Shri Ram Sena, Thats an individual organisation and we will discuss it with the police officers and cabinet. Police is also exploring the possibility of invoking the stringent Goonda Act against the pub case accused.
Shri Ram Sena chief Pramod Muthalik had earlier cautioned the BJP that it came to power in the State with the support of Hindutva issues and the party should not sacrifice a Hindu organization for the sake of expediency.
Yeddyurappa told media that his BJP government would take strong action against these anti-social elements, irrespective of their religious or political affiliations.
Yeddyurrapa, however, added, By just banning any organization, this problem will not be solved. We will wait for a few more days. We will watch their activities. Suitable action will be taken at an appropriate time”.
Reacting to opposition parties of the State, Yeddyurappa said, The opposition parties are unnecessarily demanding the resignation of the (state) Home Minister. There is no question of his resignation.
He remarked that opposition parties were not able to digest the growing popularity of BJP government and said that his administration stood for peaceful coexistence in the state and will uphold the values enshrined in the constitution and the rule of law. (ANI)
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