In remarks that may rattle some feathers from Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday said that he would not allow growth of ‘pub culture’ in the state but made it clear that people taking law into their hands will be dealt with firmly.
He also said that he will discuss the issue of banning Sri Ram Sena, the outfit accused in the pub attack case, in the state cabinet.
“We won’t allow this pub culture in Karnataka to grow. But on the other hand, those who take law in their hand will be dealt with very firmly,” he told TV channels.
His remarks came even as Sena chief and an accused in the pub case Pramod Muthalik reminded the BJP that they formed the government in Karnataka on the Hindutva plank and asked the party not to sacrifice Hindu organisations for the sake of expediency.
Yeddyurappa claimed that Sena has no connection with BJP. “That’s an individual organisation,” he said.
Replying to a question on the issue of banning Sena, he said, “We will discuss it with the police officers and I will discuss it with the cabinet.”
The police, he said, were also exploring the possibility of invoking the stringent Goonda Act against the pub case accused.
“Anyhow, we are not going to allow such incidents to happen again in the state. Nobody should take law into their hands and it is a very unfortunate incident. That is why I have taken immediate action and the situation is under control,” he said.
Its really a Very strange phenomenon indeed & unfortunate to see the CM of a state commenting so naively on serious matters like this. May be pub is not our culture but then is vandalism our culture Mr.Yediyurappa? If every issue is handled by these goons then why do we need you(govt)? Such loose comments will only inspire those goons to go for more rampages and nothing else.
We are equally shocked & utterly atrocious at the statement issued by the Karnataka CM in which again we fail to identify our culture. i am really curious to know what exactly is our “CULTURE”?? and who defines it.
This kind of a move is against the basis Constitution of ‘Democracy’. Agree it is not part of our age old rich culture. The world is changing and we need to accept it. Today a big percentage of people do shy away from the age old rich culture of India. This does not mean that we bully them and make them follow what we insist is right. This would happen in Afghanistan and not in the buzzing metropolis of Bangalore.
Mr CM needs to be pro-active in improvising security instead of making such remarks. He can revitalize the tradition in many other ways. I am sure he can be innovative and do that. This is not the age for this remark Mr CM. We are a open democratic country and to make such a comment you have to be in the past. This makes me think that there should be a national policy to ban any kind of communal violence and atrocities.